• teachers reading to class
    Feature
    It’s Never Too Early!

    Sangeeta McAuley emphasizes the importance of creating community and ensuring representation by introducing Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy (CRRP) early and continuing to ensure it is part of the curriculum we teach.

  • teacher in front of classroom pointing at fake news
    Feature
    Fighting 'Fake News'

    Erin Oxland writes about using a new resource called NewsWise to help her students learn critical thinking, navigate misinformation online and learn news and information literacy.

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Book cover of Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education

Francesca Alfano reviews Peter Moss’s Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education, a book which proposes that the neoliberal narrative currently being used to understand early childhood education is not neutral or inevitable.

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Teachers striking outside government building. Photo Courtesy of Summer McClintock

Voice interviews West Virginia teacher organizer Summer McClintock and focusses on lessons to take away from the West Virginia teachers’ strike.

Article
By Sam Hammond

As we head into the new year, I want to propose that we don’t get distracted by the rhetoric of testing, meritocracy, austerity and privatization, which we will see more and more of in the coming months.

Article
By Sharon O’Halloran

ETFO is continuing our work on the repealed portion of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

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By Izida Zorde

In this issue of Voice, we consider the important work we do in our classrooms every day to teach critical thinking and build community that reflects and represents our students and their families.

Spotlight

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By ETFO Voice

Voice has been awarded the Canadian Association of Labour Media’s 2018 Katie FitzRandolph Award for best regular print publication.

Students sitting at large desks in classroom
By Mandi Hardy

The point of talking about privilege is not to make people feel bad, or guilty; it is that recognizing privilege is the only hope we have of breaking down the system to make it fairer for everyone.

Aboriginal community members marching down street
By Rachel Mishenene

On June 1, 2008, just days before the Prime Minister’s public apology to residential school survivors and their families and communities, the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established.