What’s at the heart of escalating violence in Ontario classrooms?

Violence, harassment in elementary schools at crisis levels, report  Violence against elementary school educators has risen seven-fold over 12 years and will remain unacceptably high unless sufficient supports are put in place, finds a new study. Some 1,688 participating Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members completed the Harassment and Violence against Educators (Ontario) Survey …

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Teaching for a better world

“Tomorrow, teachers across Ontario and the world will be recognized for their contributions to making the world a better place for students,” states Anne Vinet-Roy, President of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF). “The Canadian Teachers’ Federation theme for World Teachers’ Day this year is ‘I teach for a better world’ and that is what teachers …

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Congratulations to three outstanding Ontario teachers

OTIP (the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) have recognized three outstanding Ontario teachers with the OTIP Teaching Awards for excellence. On Tuesday, September 24, the following educators received the OTIP Teaching Award: Emily Alexandra Seiling, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School, Kitchener – Beginning Teacher Category LeRoi Newbold, Africentric Alternative School, …

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