Why the kids are the least of our worries

Viewpoints: You need to matter most, The Alberta Teachers’ Association
April 10, 2018, by Dr. Jody Carrington

In the history of the world, we have always looked after the most sacred of our generation. We have recognized the elderly, respected those most talented by “rolling out the red carpet,” and held in high regard those who led our nations (generally speaking). What about teachers? It occurs to me that some of the holiest work on our planet happens within the walls of our schools. Teachers guide our babes through their most formative years, often for more hours a day than their parents. Read more…


Guiding Staff Back to Why They Started: A Wellness Model for System Leaders

CASS Connection, Fall 2017
by Darlene Ferris, M. Ed., Wild Rose School Division, and Dr. Jody Carrington

Increasingly, school divisions across this students and staff. In fact, in late 2015, Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA) identified school based mental health as a national priority item. Just this year, Kathy Short and colleagues (2017) published a CASSA discussion paper, noting that while most education leaders recognize the importance of mental health within their schools, “many feel ill-prepared to provide support and leadership in this area.” Read more…


Resilient Schools Put Educators First

Here is a link to the latest article Darlene and I wrote for the School Administrator, the award-winning magazine is issued by the American School Superintendents Association that reaches every superintendent in the USA! I only dreamt of moving this message across the border and we’re so excited the time has come! See Page 41!