ETFO Rally from 2001

This article is part of a series reflecting on the history of ETFO on our 20th anniversary. Look for the follow up article in the winter issue of Voice!

As a classroom teacher, I was encouraged to use the “before-during-after” model in planni

Young students sitting on carpet in classroom

This activity was born out of our desire – the Grade 4 teacher and mine– to create a partnership that will blend drama and research skills, writing skills and a love of literature, art appreciation and their social studies unit on medieval times.

As a primary teacher and former literacy  teacher on special assignment, I know the impor

Throughout the early 1800s the government attempted to establish publicly funded education in Upper Canada but made only marginal inroads.

Young students sitting on carpet in classroom

In the next few pages you will find stories written by ETFO members who are using the arts

Literacy has become a priority in Ontario schools: uninterrupted literacy blocks

This is the first of a four-part history of Ontario public elementary teachers and their federations. We will learn about ETFO and its predecessor organizations, the challenges they faced and the victories they achieved.

teacher working one on one with student on paper

Would Boys do Better in School if More of Their Teachers Were Men?

The 2006 ETFO Annual Meeting was the first without elections.