FEATURES

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We focus on the effectiveness of the current model for Kindergarten, which includes a certified teacher and a designated early childhood educator.

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As teacher-librarians, we collaborate with our classroom teachers to identify students who are reading at an independent level, and who could benefit from an enriched reading program. One such program is the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Reading Award.

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Although the climate of teaching has changed, much remains the same. Recently, I taught in a classroom where the teacher was retiring within days. The plans and information she left answered all my questions. My "Wish List" is the result of teaching in hundreds of classrooms over the past ten years.

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There are many schools where the playground equipment is aged and unsafe. This provides an opportunity to implement a restoration program and build a learning ground.

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A practical guide to exploring issues of media violence in the intermediate classroom.

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In February, many schools plan event filled Black History Month activities focused on showcasing the cultural and historical contributions of people of African descent within Canada and the world. During my first four years of teaching, I organized similar activities, but I often felt something was missing.

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This curriculum insert offers a preview into the soon-to-be-released ETFO primary reading resource called The Class That Reads is written by Etta Kaner, Cathy Miller-Davis, Judith Taylor and Jan Moxey.

Fiona Nelson reading "Do We Care"

I cant imagine better preparation for becoming a politician that being trained as a kindergarten teacher, ” says Fiona Nelson, former kindergarten teacher, school trustee, passionate advocate for children and avid reader.

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In our increasingly technological world, it is essential that students develop their skills in mathematics. My action research project began with a review of the Summary of Attitudes of Grade 3 Students in our school from the 1998 Grade 3 EQAO Provincial Assessment.

Sherry Ramrattan Smith with her mother Rose

Educators are powerful, important people. You do make a difference to your students. All children pass through the hands of educators. What educators do and say (and how they do and say it) becomes the foundation on which many children will build their lives.1

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