Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

January 26, 2007 14:56 ET

Teachers Use Expertise to Improve Student Success

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2007) - A new book available from the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) shows teachers how they can use their expertise to improve student success.

"Professional Learning to Reshape Teaching" shows teachers how to take charge of their own professional development and focus on their own experiences and strengths. By doing so, they can create change in the education system and improve their students' chances of success.

"Individually and as a group, Ontario public elementary teachers have a vast reservoir of teaching and learning knowledge," said ETFO President Emily Noble.

"This book demonstrates how teachers can collaboratively pool their expertise to create the educational knowledge needed to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms. Through this process, they become problem solvers, rather than consumers of external knowledge."

The book's authors are Lynne Hannay, Interim Dean, Faculty of Education, Wilfred Laurier University; Ron Wideman, Associate Dean of Education, Nipissing University; and Wayne Seller, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The book is intended for teachers, school and board administrators and consultants. It is available in 'Shop ETFO' on ETFO's website (www.etfo.ca).

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents more than 70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
/For further information: Larry Skory: 416-962-3836 (office); 416-948-0195 (cell); www.etfo.ca/ IN: EDUCATION, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2331
    Secondary Phone: 416-948-0195
    Toll-Free: 888-838-3836
    E-mail: lskory@etfo.org