Classroom

From the Editor

Izida Zorde

There is no doubt that this teaching year is unlike any other we have had, with educators both adapting to teaching in a pandemic and advocating for public schools and students.

Fighting Back

JoAnne Formanek Gustafson

JoAnne Formanek Gustafson reflects on Indigenous communities in northern Ontario fighting back against the legacy of environmental racism.

Class Size Matters

Kimberly Veneziale

Kimberly Veneziale reflects on how teaching a class of 32 students affects the experience and quality of their education.

High-Rise Heroes

Ashleigh Doherty

Ashleigh Doherty writes about organizing with students and community members for housing equity.

Black Students and Their Families

Dawn Samuel

Dawn Samuel considers best practices for inclusion and engagement, focusing on promoting positive interactions with Black students and their families and acknowledging histories and experiences of systemic discrimination.

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.