President’s Message

As I sit down to write my President’s message I know I want it to be about finding a work/life balance. This is the time of year that it hits us the hardest. The weather is cold, the days are still short, indoor recesses, etc., etc., etc. Then it occurred

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New! Archived PPDF Reports

Are you interested in taking advantage of our PPDF (personal professional development fund)? To get more information on how to apply, criteria to consider when applying, funds available and more, please visit out PPDF page here https://retta.ca/ppdf/. As well, we now have a new page that features reports from previously

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Enhancing Anti-Racist Pedagogy

Enhancing Anti-Racist Pedagogy Begins with Challenging Problematic Discourses Submitted By: Erin Ellison  According to Schick and St. Dennis (2003) a variety of visible minority groups live in the Canada, although “it is Indigenous peoples who form the greatest critical mass to challenge normative practices of dominant white culture” (p. 2).  The

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Beach Volleyball Event

The River East Transcona Teachers’ Association invites you to Block Party: A Beach Volleyball Social Driven by the continued success of our fall volleyball social, the opening of a new local Beach Volleyball Centre and an always welcome opportunity to socialize and connect with each other, RETTA is excited about

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President’s Message

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful break and enjoyed special time with family and friends. As well, I trust that you were able to take time for yourself, reflect upon the year that just passed and plan for the year upon which we are now embarking. For myself,

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Vice-President’s Message

Happy New Year and welcome back to all members of RETTA! It was tremendous to spend quality time with family and friends, especially those residing from out of town. I hope that you all had time to relax, recharge and get geared up for the remainder of the school year.

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Farewell and Happy Holidays

This certainly is a difficult message to write to the members of RETTA whom I’ve had the honour of serving over these past few years. I still remember when I first walked into the RETTA office, the nervousness, the trepidation, the desire to represent all of you well. Luckily for

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A Message for New(er) Teachers

At our New Teacher Welcome that we held back on October 9th, there was a comment that struck me as important enough that it warrants addressing. Basically the comment was this: “Bill-28 doesn’t affect me because I still get a raise each year”. This exemplifies the challenges we face in

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Professional Development

As educators, we encourage our students to be lifelong learners. To continuously learn, unlearn and relearn. This is an interesting concept, and correlates to our responsibility as educators to make an ongoing effort to improve professionally by participating in ongoing professional development (PD). This memo will provide local PD opportunities,

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Warren Buffet* Works for Me – Voluntary TRAF Contributions

Did you ever want to have the ability to have a Warren Buffet Like Person* working for you? Did you make 9.18% on your investments last year with little to no Management Fee? Did you invest $1000 in 2013 and now its $1602?  The answer to this questions can be

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