ETFO is making a poster and diverse tools available to people celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario. The poster features six innovative and inspiring Asian Canadian writers.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.
– The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is questioning why the government has not placed greater emphasis on elementary-aged children in today's announcement on mental health care.
In ETFO Voice, Matthew Morris argues that educators have not sufficiently dealt with the issue of race in classrooms. Instead, schools and educators have adopted policies which fail black students.
Our members report that the number and severity of violent incidents is increasing and front line supports are lacking for students with high risk behaviours, said ETFO President Sam Hammond.
ETFO is pursuing a multi-year strategy for addressing violence in schools. Read more to find out about the issue and the proposed solutions and to access important tools.
In August, ETFO passed a series of motions at its Annual Meeting that call on the government to take action in elementary schools, which are least likely to be air conditioned.
In many of kindergarten to Grade 3 classrooms violent behaviour is becoming more common. This article talks about best practices and what teachers can do to address this issue.
For Black History month, ETFO has released a poster with 12 Black Order of Ontario awardees and, later this year, will release curriculum resources focusing on Black history, culture and issues.
The Turkish government's repression after a failed coup attempt has received near universal condemnation from international organizations, unions, and civil society groups including the ETFO.
As Canada marks National Aboriginal History Month in June, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is forging new perspectives in Aboriginal history and issues.