MB Teacher Winter 2023

Winter Edition Available in Schools & Online Now!

Storytelling has always been the heart of our magazine, and the winter MB Teacher is no exception. In this issue you’ll find reflections on community building in many forms. From two MB teachers using legendary role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons to teach problem-solving, literacy and interpersonal skills, to how Boissevain Collegiate leaders are creating multi-grade connections to improve mental health strategies and school culture, you’re sure to find inspiration in your colleagues’ creativity.

Our cover stories this month are dedicated to Resistance on the Giimooch: The Life of Mary Courchene. Through a teacher’s guide, lesson plans and videos, Mary Courchene, a teacher and Elder in Residence in Seven Oaks School Division shares her experience of intentional acts of genocide in Residential School. In doing so, she and her family have reclaimed and shared their power—to be, to heal, and through education, to create a better future for Indigenous children and youth. Resistance on the Giimooch: The Life of Mary Courchene launched this month and teaching materials are available at mbteach.org.

Historic negotiations are underway to achieve a single collective agreement for all of Manitoba’s public school teachers. Find out what you need to know, about this and other bargaining news, in Table Topics, the MTS Bargaining Update.

Results from the 2022 MTS membership poll are in! Find out what MTS members have to say on job satisfaction, their biggest concerns (spoiler alert: COVID has fallen from the top spot!) and what they think about the provincial government.

The MB Teacher is now digital, in accordance with a resolution passed at MTS Provincial Council AGM last May, and can be viewed on Issuu. If you would like to receive your copy in print log into MyProfile at mbteach.org and select “Print” in your preferences.

Remember our top five featured stories are highlighted on our companion webpage MB Teacher Magazine and are shareable with your friends and colleagues through social media and email. If you prefer you can also view and download the MB Teacher Winter 2023 PDF.