Media Advisory - A Positive Classroom is a Well-managed Classroom

    Elementary public school teachers attend summer school for professional

    SUDBURY, ON, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - A positive classroom environment can enhance
a student's feeling of self-worth and produce a more productive learning and
teaching experience.
    How teachers can acquire and use the positive and preventive classroom
management skills that can produce such a classroom environment is the focus
of a summer course being offered in Sudbury next week by the Elementary
Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Rainbow Teacher Local.
    The course is one of a broad range of professional development
opportunities offered this summer by ETFO in partnership with its locals
across the province and made possible in part by funding from the Ministry of
    Courses are planned and taught by ETFO members and designed to provide
teachers with practical skills and resources to use in their classrooms. More
than 2,000 elementary teachers are expected to take part in the courses across
the province during July and August.
    Available courses include Summer Arts Academy courses, an Aboriginal
Education Summer Academy, a women's leadership institute, a body image course,
Principal's Qualification Program, and credit courses.

    ETFO and the Rainbow Teacher Local are offering:

    What:  The ABCs of Creating a Positive Classroom

    When:  August 28-30; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Howard Johnson Hotel
           50 Brady Street

    For complete course descriptions, go to, click on 'Summer
    Academy 2007', click on the Summer Academy logo, then click on 'List

For further information:

For further information: Sara Pidgen, Location Manager, (705) 674-4918,; Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, (416) 962-3836,
toll-free 1-888-838-3836, ext. 2331, (416) 948-0195 (cell),

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