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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!

Drawing of house being carried away by balloons

This compelling collection of articles takes up the challenge of turning the dial on the negative view of taxes that has come to characterize our political discourse. We’ve reached the point in Canada, including Ontario, where political leaders believe it would be suicide to raise the spectre of higher taxes.

Young girl wearing green recycle shirt in field of grass

Whether you passively watch it or actively work to mitigate it, we have entered into a st

teacher and student working in garden

Go for Green is a bi-annual event at Millgrove School that proves a small school can acco

First Nations collage with people, art and flag

As the new Ontario Social Studies Curriculum unfolds this school year, educators should be asking themselves one critical question: How will I engage my students in learning about Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples? Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples have long been studied as a “unit” in grades 3 and 6. The new curriculum, however, infuses First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) perspectives into all grades and all social studies/history/geography strands.

Two young students working with tablet

“Can I tweet this?” is a question that I routinely hear in my grade 2/3 classroom at East

Two elementary students laughing while reading a book

In 2011, the advocacy group People for Education published a startling report called Reading for Joy. The study, which is downloadable at peopleforeducation.ca, revealed that there has been a dramatic decline in students who report that they like to read.

Young elementary students working at table

In the tiny community of Jarvis, Ontario, children from the grade 1 class of Jarvis Publi

Teacher working with elementary student at table

Get out much? of the math textbook, I mean. I know that until recently, I didn’t!

Young elementary students stretching in classroom

Late last spring, our principal announced to the staff that we were going to offer a free

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