While we participated in more consultations this year than ever before in ETFO’s history, it is clear that the government is not listening.
Pour les enseignants ontariens de français, programmes de base et d’immersion, la planification et l’organisation de leurs programmes se déroulent chaque jour en tenant compte de ces questions importantes.
Critical challenges via dramatic arts allow Primary and Junior students to approach probl
Kerry Withrow was dismissing his grade 8 class, little knowing it might be years before things would ever be the same again. The town’s 5,000 men, women and children, many of whom had moved there to escape the pollution and stress of urban life, were about to face an enemy that had apparently been lurking in their neighbourhood for years - E. coli.
"Use your Bingo Voice," the teacher said, as the child tried to tell her story. We were in a kindergarten room doing a Telling Bee, and the five-year-old, eyes downcast, was shyly whispering her story to the class.
Considering its recent assault upon educators and public schools in Ontario, it’s not surprising that the provincial government has been slow to publicize the findings of a report it commissioned in 1998.
We teach a unique class of intensive ESL junior and senior kindergarten students. We have a minimum of 10 different first languages in our morning and afternoon classes - a total of 80 students from a variety of backgrounds.
For the first time in years, teachers have many excellent opportunities to move within their systems, to relocate to other jurisdictions, or to pursue positions of added responsibility.
Having a disability means being frequently unable to participate in activities other people take for granted. It also means confronting negative attitudes and reactions, which can be very challenging.
What do today's teenagers think about gender equity and job equity?