I believe that we must rebuild a respectful relationship with teachers. They play an incredibly important role in developing our young people. Teachers are on the frontline and understand the needs of our students. I feel government needs to do better at hearing teacher’s voices. Government needs to consult with those that are on the ground and know the needs of students. One idea I have floated is the idea of creating a community of practice where best practices can be shared and taken back to different areas. I am strong believer in open and transparent communication amongst all levels of an organization, and collaboration to get the best results possible.
I have also committed to keeping local school boards. I believe the local-area knowledge they bring is extremely valuable.
Watch the video from Alanna's Q&A with the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation: