The government’s decision to revert to the 1998 Health and Physical Education Curriculum while initiating further consultation is irresponsible, discriminatory and jeopardizes the safety of students.
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.
There is currently a $16 billion backlog in school repairs. Doug Ford has cancelled two sources of revenue for school repairs, favouring big business over our kids and our crumbling schools.
From special education supports to guidance and specialist teachers and school fundraising, the latest People for Education annual report points to growing gaps in public elementary education.
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.
– 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.