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teachers reading to class

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.

Pam Palmater

Izida Zorde in conversation with Idle No More organizer, lawyer and Ryerson University Chair in Indigenous Governance, Pam Palmater.

Illustrations By Benjamin Lee Hicks

Gender is not binary. If this is news to you, it’s not your fault. Many of us grew up with the understanding that there are men, there are women, and that is it. We had boy’s toys and girl’s toys. There were jobs men did and jobs women did.

students voting

We hear from members across the province about why they run parallel elections in their classrooms with Student Vote.

graphic of kids jumping in celebration

Twyla Jackson writes about coping with child and youth mental health challenges in our classrooms and her group work on a resource that partnered ETFO with School Mental Health Assist.

Woman shushing you

If your voice gets sore from straining to be heard, or your ears are ringing after the day is done, you may be suffering from the effects of high noise levels at work. High levels of noise can affect your health and safety as well as speech-language communication in the classroom.

Writer Charmain Brown with students and parent volunteers standing in front of a school

While members of the community practice tai chi outside the school doors, students file into the building after the morning bell to music that reflects the different cultures in the community.

Deena Ladd standing in class holding $15 & Fairness logo

Izida Zorde in conversation with Workers’ Action Centre Coordinator Deena Ladd.

Indigenous activists organizing outside

Christina Saunders encourages all members to commemorate Treaties Recognition Week. Presenting an overview of treaties and treaty issues, Saunders offers resources to help teach treaty recognition and land acknowledgement to our students.

Velvet Lacasse standing with class in front of class' artwork

For the last eight years, I have been developing social justice curriculum for kindergarten-Grade 6 students at The Grove Community School.

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