Careful planning, support and shared educator learning are the keys to success.
Category: Teaching profession
According to Statistics Canada, 75% of educators in Canada are women – 89% of these work in the elementary panel and 59% work in the secondary panel. But leadership positions in education, from department heads, to principals, to local and provincial union leadership, do not reflect these demographics. For example, of the 16 unions affiliated […]
“On Education & Democracy; 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession is, first and foremost, meant to support classroom teachers; fighting their daily battles, confronting education authorities, governments and engaging with the community. We appeal to their professional ideals, to their ambition to make a difference for their students and the societies in which they grow […]
Secretary General Cassandra Hallett explains how Canadian teachers’ professional space is being squeezed by the steady ping of emails, staff meetings, schools incidents, extracurricular duties, inquiries from parents in addition to their teaching, planning and marking.
Joni Turville compares emails to zombies. They never stop coming at you. The more you read and reply, the more email is generated. For teachers who are teaching all day and not sitting in front of the computer, the impact on their professional space is profound.
In her overview of teachers’ professional learning space across the country, Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson describes the tension that exists about who should control this space.