MB Teacher Spring 2023

May 31, 2023

Spring Edition Available in Schools & Online Now!

Spring is in the air and the MB Teacher magazine is full of insights carefully curated to help you reflect and relax as summer vacation approaches.

Our cover story focuses on Winnipeg’s Juno Award-winning music teacher, Jewel Casselman. Her 34-year career is rooted firmly in the belief that music education is foundational to learning in all its forms, from math and science to language and communication.

We recap the latest legislative challenge faced by MB teachers, in the form of Bill 35 – The Education Administration Amendment Act. Hear how educators like you spoke in opposition and secured important amendments to the legislation. Collicutt School principal Fatumah Mbabaali shares her doctoral work on supporting war-affected refugee youth and the importance of fostering a sense of belonging in children struggling to find their new “home”. Plus, we update you on the latest MTS social media campaign, #RealTeacherTalkMB.

An election is on the horizon and we have a checklist of education topics (and answers we’d like to hear) that you can take up with candidates of all political stripes. And if you’re feeling drained and exhausted by the strain of empathizing with students and colleagues, you’re not alone. We’ll share what compassion fatigue feels like, and what you can do to avoid getting stuck and respond in a way that keeps you safe.

All that, as well as a collective bargaining update, book reviews, and members from across the province share their summer self-care plans. Spoiler: Lego is involved.

The MB Teacher is now digital, but you can opt to receive your copy in print if you prefer. Simply log into MyProfile at mbteach.org and select “Print” in your preferences. Your issue will be delivered directly to your home.

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 Spring 2023 PDF.