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Educators Leah Obach and Devon Caldwell are adding

The ‘Kenton Girls’ are educating the educators

Passion for teaching and lifelong learning leads two Manitoba teachers on a unique adventure

As teachers and students from across the province headed back to school this fall, two women from Kenton embarked on new roles in the classroom of life. As educators, they have become teachers to the teachers, by taking their classroom roles to a whole other level with KG (Kenton Girls) Education, an online and in-person

Rose Hill school.

Remembering the school inspector

Twice-a-year visits to the one-room school made for an eventful time

If questioned about a “school inspector,” today’s students might assume that a health and safety inspection was the topic. But in the days of the one-room rural school, a visit by the school inspector was viewed as an important event. As a student in the 1950s and ’60s — before the amalgamation of most rural


Rural schools had a hard time attracting teachers in pioneer days due to low wages and harsh working conditions.

School days

Rural teachers weren’t well paid during the era of one-room schoolhouses

The School Teachers’ Invisible Margin The Bulletin, the official organ of the Manitoba Teachers’ Federation, gives some illuminating facts about teachers’ salaries in the province, facts that might well cause serious-minded citizens to pause and consider whether we can expect to continue paying such salaries as are being paid in the teaching profession, and keep

Brennan School students from Elm Creek Colony gained greater insight into agriculture by participating in Agriculture in the Classroom programs last year.

Not just for city kids

Rural students at one Hutterite school enjoyed Agriculture in the Classroom activities last year

There’s little doubt Hutterites have a long agrarian history. Some time after settling in Raditschev, in northern Russia in 1770, they were taught to farm by Johann Cornies – whose role was similar to that of agriculture minister – by placing Hutterite young people on Mennonite farms. The Mennonites had arrived in southern Russia decades

Grade 2 students from West St. Paul School took part in the third annual Super Chef Academy in Winnipeg last week, where they made food from recipes and learned about nutrition.

Kids and kitchens should mix

There was no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen at Dairy Farmers of Manitoba’s Super Chef Academy

Eight-year-old Nathan Penner didn’t hesitate before answering a question that would stump many his age. “Milk comes from cows, everybody knows that,” he said while waiting to test some of the recipes he helped make during the third annual Super Chef Academy in Winnipeg March 16. Well, not everybody. His teacher, Elizabeth Walker, says kids


Grade four and five classes from school across Westman took part in Agriculture in the Classroom’s Amazing Ag Adventure held in Brandon on June 2nd and 3rd.

Students learn about agricultural practices through interactive event

Teachers in western Manitoba consider Agriculture in the Classroom events highly important to both urban and rural students

Canola crushing, livestock procedures and a live auction were just a few of the topics explored at Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) Amazing Ag Adventure held in Brandon last week. Students from throughout western Manitoba were exposed to a variety of agriculture practices at the event, which saw the students work through 18 interactive, 10-minute

Prairie farming coming to a (TV) screen near you

The four-part documentary was inspired by last summer’s bicentenary of the Red River settlement

Work is well underway on a four-part documentary on the story of agriculture in Manitoba and the Canadian Prairies. The film, inspired by last year’s 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Selkirk settlers, will follow the story of farming on the Prairies from the first sowing of a bushel and a half of wheat