Features

Embracing Our Students for Who They Are

The pandemic has had an impact on all our lives but especially on children and their education.

It’s Never Too Early!

Sangeeta McAuley

Sangeeta McAuley emphasizes the importance of creating community and ensuring representation by introducing Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy (CRRP) early and continuing to ensure it is part of the curriculum we teach.

Fighting 'Fake News'

Erin Oxland

Erin Oxland writes about using a new resource called NewsWise to help her students learn critical thinking, navigate misinformation online and learn news and information literacy.

Telling a Different Story

Francesca Alfano

Francesca Alfano reviews Peter Moss’s Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education, a book which proposes that the neoliberal narrative currently being used to understand early childhood education is not neutral or inevitable.

Interview: Lessons from West Virgin

ETFO Voice

Voice interviews West Virginia teacher organizer Summer McClintock and focusses on lessons to take away from the West Virginia teachers’ strike.

Celebrating ETFO's 20th Anniversary

Valerie Dugale

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!

Back in Time is Not an Option

Erika Shaker

Erika Shaker describes a conversation she had with Grade 7 students about the critical importance of the 2015 health curriculum, its impact on the students’ daily lives and what it means to go back in time to 1998.

Taking Up the Question of Violence

ETFO Voice

Psychologist Darcy Santor and sociologist Chris Bruckert talk about the systemic nature of violence and the need for intersectional research on the experiences of elementary educators in Ontario.

Plenty Love

Emily Chan

Emily Chan reflects on the work she has done and the community members she has connected with to teach her students about Black history.

Claiming Space

Sharla Serasanke Falodi

Sharla Serasanke Falodi considers the impact of claiming space and the importance of ensuring there is representation from diverse groups of people in all aspects of the education system, but particularly in leadership.