Cindy Gangaram holding "Stop the Conservatives" sign outside

Cindy Gangaram reflects on all the reasons to get involved in the June 2022 provincial election.

Teachers helping young student read

Last year Bobbie Chatha became a coach at her school, supporting colleagues as they looked for ways to improve literacy instruction.

Teacher posing next to blackboard with mathematical equations written on it

For the first time, albeit under unusual circumstances, every current teacher collective agreement contains a negotiated lump sum to support individual professional growth.

teacher with students

This issue of Voice is about the changing nature of professional learning. Effective professional learning is about you and your needs, and the needs of your students. It is learning you choose and direct for yourself, and it occurs every day in the course of your work.

The new Act boosted federation membership: overnight FWTAO membership jumped to 12,500 from 5,3001 and that of OPSMTF to 3,400 from about 1,6002 members.

Teachers and students in winter clothing posing next to bus

Every year I take my grade 6 class to my childhood playground – not the metal monkey bars, swings, or asphalt tarmac that most children think of as a “playground” but the open fields, streams, and forests near Shelburne, Ontario where I spent countless hours exploring, climbing trees, collecting tadpoles, and building forts.

bearded dragon

The “ideal” environment for teaching about living things and the environment is one in which student interest is piqued and remains that way, rich resources are at hand, and both the required time and teacher expertise are available.

kid holding box full of plants

Every year students and staff look forward to watching the atrium at Alma School come alive with green as several varieties of trees sprout from seeds planted by students.