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Dawn Samuel and students

Dawn Samuel considers best practices for inclusion and engagement, focusing on promoting positive interactions with Black students and their families and acknowledging histories and experiences of systemic discrimination.

An elder talks with students in the stands at last year's Canadian Aboriginal festival

Thousands of elementary students and their teachers will be at Toronto's SkyDome on November 29 to attend Education Day - Aboriginal Teaching Circle.

kids in classroom

Creative thinking is afundamental skill necessary for our survival on this planet. The performing folk arts in education can nurture this essential skill. At this point in time there has never been a more urgent need for an approach to education that prepares children to face the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Carla Abrams, Ghana 2001

Project Overseas is a joint endeavour by the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) and its affiliates across Canada. The project is designed to give professional assistance to fellow teachers in developing countries. Project Overseas 1 operates during July and August.

Emily Noble, ETFO’s First Vice-President, Paul Degenstein and Gord McFarlane, Director, Postman Inc.

From April 1 to Mav 12, 2002, ETFO's commercial “It is not too Lite to invest in public education" aired on television stations across the province. If you didn’t catch it, it's still placing at www.etfo.ca.

Barbara Schwartz brainstorms with students.

Anybody who works in an inner-city school has likely heard students mock one another by referring to others as “Ghetto.” They use this as a derogatory term that implies poor quality or of limited means. I wanted to challenge my combined grade 7 and 8 students’ perception of this word and push them to think deeply about the power of language.

graphic of the feature title

The fight against teacher recertification will only be won at the political level and with the support of strong, collective action on the part of teachers across the province.

kids sitting at laptop

Four young faces, side by side, stare at the computer monitor. Occasionally, they point at the screen, jot notes, discuss new information and debate. This is the image of involved, interested and integrated learning for which we all strive.

Wayson Choy

"Never underestimate the power of story," author Wayson Choy told ETFO's provincial and local leaders at the February 2002 Representative Council meeting.

teacher reading with student in library

There is an old African proverb that has become universal in the world of education.

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