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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!

Cover of Joel Westheimer's book What Kind of Citizen?

Westheimer’s view is that the goals of education have shifted away from preparing students to be active and engaged citizens. Through standardized curriculum and standardized testing, schools have moved to a more narrow focus on career preparation and individual economic gain.

Shannon Gamble sitting in room with toys

Four years of war in Syria have driven millions of people out of the country, seeking refuge anywhere possible.

Aboriginal community members marching down street

On June 1, 2008, just days before the Prime Minister’s public apology to residential school survivors and their families and communities, the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established.

Students standing in classroom holding a rainbow flag

In June of 2013, students at City View Alternative School in Toronto’s west end cut the ceremonial ribbon across the door of a multi-stall, all-gen

Natasha Henry standing in front of lockers

I recently participated in a curriculum workshop for teachers hosted by Natasha Henry.

young elementary students standing together  near school bus holding paper bags

From this beginning, our class began a journey that would collect more than 5,000 items for donation in a little over a week’s time!

Teacher and student, smiling, looking at laptop

We all hear that positive collaboration is essential to optimizing learning environments, but what does it mean? How do we develop healthy working relationships? When I started my teaching career, it was not clear to me how to work as a member of a team.

student using laptop and smiling

The Ontario Social Studies/History/Geography curriculum offers potential connections to Google Earth on nearly every page of the 212-page document.

Teacher working with student using a laptop

This program opened the door to creative thinking about literacy and technology that invigorated my passion for teaching and my students’ passion for learning.

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