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Surviving Hybrid

Patrice White
Patrice White reflects on the impossibility of the hybrid model and how everyone – students and staff included – suffers.

Technology and the Post Pandemic Era

Beverly Fiddler and Michael Clarke

When the 2019-2020 school year began, ETFO members braced for labour unrest that had not been seen since the Mike Harris days. Who could have predicted the events in early March 2020? Pivoting to a distance learning model was unchartered territory for educators.

Recovering and Rebuilding

Laura and Jonathan Temporal

Jonathan and Laura Temporal write that the pandemic has highlighted just how important public services such as education, healthcare, transportation and community support programs are.

Remote Learning Misconceptions

Julie Millan and Leah Kearney

Julie Millan and Leah Kearney correct the government’s misinformation, mixed messaging and “alternative facts” about permanent virtual learning.

Using Google Meet

Lindsay Mall

Lindsay Mall on building virtual community when in-person events aren’t possible.

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.