TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - A social media campaign by members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is revealing how their passion and work are helping to contribute to one of the best education systems in the world.
In celebration of World Teachers' Day on Sunday October 5th, teachers have taken to Facebook and Twitter to speak about some of the amazing and inspiring things that characterize their profession. They are sharing their Twitter messages at hashtags #teachersrock and #worldteachersday and on the Federation's Facebook page.
"Ask any teacher and they'll tell you that teaching is a calling. That is what drives them to work hard and love the work they do," said ETFO President Sam Hammond. "Our children's educational growth and development are in the hands of teachers who bring superior instructional expertise and instruction to classrooms to create a successful learning experience for all students."
Ontario has one of the highest performing education systems in the world and teachers are a big part of that success, according to reports from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Ontario's teachers, who are required to obtain two university degrees to become certified, are some of the most highly qualified teaching professionals in the world.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals. Its work is guided by Building Better Schools, ETFO's education agenda for building a better learning environment for all students, which can be viewed at www.buildingbetterschools.ca
SOURCE: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
For further information: Jennifer Drope, ETFO Media Relations: 416-962-3836 x2336, [email protected], #ETFO