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students and teachers holding books and articles

Rachelle Bergen asks us to consider how much we can know about women in Canadian history when the traditional focus has been the accomplishments of white men.

some of the people involved

One need only see the hope in the eyes of one child going through the rehabilitation process... to see that there is no needjor the kind of despair that leads to giving up. We can always find a way to help.

teaching friend headline in graphic format

I wanted to assess my students’ abilities to write simple French words that we had been using in class every day for two weeks. I gave them a list of the words that would be on the quiz so that they would have an idea of what would be expected of them.

children making mine free world projects

As our inquiry continued, we learned more about landmines and the people affected by them. The students committed themselves to becoming proactive by sharing their new knowledge with others in the community. Jyoti continued to be involved in our inquiry, providing resources such as videos, CDs, games, and fabric to make banners.

kids singing

This first celebratory event was initiated by the International Registry of World Citizens to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Memee Lavell with her daughter Autumn Sky

This article was adapted with permission from "An Aboriginal Educator's Perspective on Action Research as a Strategy for Facilitating Change in Aboriginal Education," by Memee Lavell, published in the Ontario Action Researcher, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2000. The full text of the article, including bibliography and references, can be found at www.nipissingu.ca/oar.

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.

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.

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