Happy World Teachers' Day!

Happy World Teachers' Day! Here are a few press releases from various organizations that reached us on this occasion.

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On this October 5, World Teachers' Day, The École branchée thanks all those who make a positive difference in the lives of our children. "It takes a village to raise a child," but with a good teacher, it sure is easier 😉

Here are also some press releases from various organizations that reached us on this occasion.

World Teachers' Day - A deep commitment to student success and the promotion of public schools

QUEBEC, Oct. 5, 2015 / CNW Telbec / - The Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) is taking advantage of the World Teachers' Day to highlight the essential work of some 100,000 preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult education teachers who work in our school boards. “Elected school officials share with teachers this deep commitment to student success and the promotion of public schools,” declared FCSQ President Josée Bouchard.

The theme chosen by UNESCO this year, Strong teaching staff for sustainable societies, highlights the importance of having a quality education system to ensure the development of society. "Quebec can boast of having one of the best education systems in the world, but the budget cuts which amount to more than a billion dollars since 2010 are weakening its achievements", worries Bouchard.

The Federation of Quebec School Boards brings together the vast majority of French-language school boards in Quebec as well as the Commission scolaire du Littoral. School boards are local governments that ensure the academic success of more than one million students by providing educational services at the elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult levels. They also offer efficient and essential services, particularly in terms of human resources and material and financial resources. In addition, school boards are responsible for distributing resources equitably between their establishments and making safe school transportation accessible at all times.

SOURCE Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ)

Launch of the research report: "What is the relevance of general college education?" "

MONTREAL, Oct. 5, 2015 On the occasion of World Teachers' Day, the Center for Interuniversity Research on Training and the Teaching Profession (CRIFPE) is releasing a research entitled: "What is the relevance of general college education?" ? A review of the literature, a survey of 166 teachers ”.

An essential characteristic of CEGEPs for almost 50 years, general education has been particularly criticized over the past year (Higher Education Council, Fédération des cégeps, Demers Report from the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport). The survey carried out made it possible in particular to paint a portrait of CEGEP professors which is very different from that which emerges from the various reports consulted: people grappling with many challenges, who are stepping up their efforts to adapt their courses to the needs of students and to today's society; who innovate through the use of technologies for educational purposes, and who above all firmly believe in maintaining general education in CEGEPs.

The research is available on the CRIFPE website: education/

SOURCE Canada Research Chair in Technologies in Education

World Teachers' Day - Thank you teachers!

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Oct. 4, 2015 / CNW Telbec / - On the occasion of World Teachers 'Day, which is held on October 5 of each year, the Federation of Teachers' Unions (FSE-CSQ) and the The Provincial Association of Teachers of Quebec (APEQ-QPAT) want to pay particular tribute to the teachers of Quebec who do extraordinary work every day and who, despite all the cuts in the network, continue to carry the school at arm's length and lead students to success.

“In this context of austerity and contemptuous employer demands, it is essential to take the time today to recognize the full contribution of teachers who, every day, prepare for the future. They have a lot to do with it when the students take off and we say thank you, ”said Mme Josée Scalabrini, President of the FSE. “To better promote the teaching profession, we must also instill in our network a change in attitude towards teachers in order to ensure that their autonomy is respected and that their expertise in teaching is taken into account. improvement of our education system, ”adds Richard Goldfinch, QPAT president.

On this day of recognition of the work of teachers, the two unions are asking the government to give clear mandates to its negotiators with a view to obtaining a satisfactory and negotiated agreement, which will improve both the working conditions of staff. and the quality of education in Quebec.

Publication of the results of a broad consultation on the promotion of the teaching profession

Taking advantage of the day, the FSE publishes the qualitative results of a major tour of 76 very significant meetings, carried out in 2013, with more than 1,600 teachers from all education sectors. This process of promoting the teaching profession is, moreover, the most extensive that has taken place in Quebec to date.

Thus, after having met the main people concerned, that is to say the teachers, the FSE notably succeeded in better understanding the problem of valuing the profession and in identifying possible solutions on three central themes:

  1. The promotion of the profession, which notably involves increased recognition of the autonomy and expertise of teachers, as well as an increase in the time available to accomplish their tasks;
  2. The place of the teacher as a professional in the establishment, which takes on its full meaning when one respects his pedagogical choices as an expert and when one allows him to exercise better control over his task;
  3. The place of the teaching team in the establishment, a team which must be at the heart of the decisions taken in connection with the organization of the school. Teachers want to be consulted and listened to in the changes that affect teaching and school life.

“The observations made by the FSE are essential for promoting the teaching profession. We know that the place given to teachers is inseparable from that given to education in society. On this World Teachers' Day, we invite the government to work together with us to improve our education system by trusting the judgment of teachers, ”concluded Scalabrini.

The sheet on the promotion of the teaching profession can be found on the FSE website at the address The FSE has been working to promote the profession since 2008.

Education International

Organized since 1994 by UNESCO, World Teachers' Day takes place on October 5 and is celebrated each year by its partners, including Education International (EI). The CSQ is an active member of EI.

Profile of the FSE-CSQ

The Federation of Teaching Unions brings together 35 unions representing more than 65,000 teachers from school boards across Quebec. Its members include teaching staff from all sectors: preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational training and general adult education. It is affiliated with the Centrale des unions du Québec (CSQ) and negotiates as a cartel with the Provincial Association of Teachers of Quebec (APEQ-QPAT), which represents the 8,000 teachers of English school boards in Quebec. Together, they represent more than 73,000 teachers.

SOURCE Federation of Education Unions (CSQ)

FNEEQ-CSN: World Teachers' Day - Choosing Education

MONTREAL, Oct. 4, 2015 / CNW Telbec / - Choosing education. “The promotion of the teaching profession goes hand in hand with the importance we attach to education in a society,” said Ms. Caroline Senneville, president of the National Federation of Teachers of Quebec (FNEEQ- CSN). However, the observation that can be made of the current situation in Quebec is not glowing.

On the eve of World Teachers' Day, celebrated all over the planet, the president of the FNEEQ-CSN strongly denounces the cuts imposed on all levels of education. “In elementary and secondary, in CEGEPs, in universities, it's not true that we can do more with less all the time,” she says.

Obviously, the choice of the government of the Liberal Party, led by the Prime Minister, and of its Minister of Education is clear: obsessed with achieving a zero deficit at all costs, the government of Quebec denies reality.

“The reality is that we are witnessing an incredible citizen and popular mobilization towards the schools and the staff who work there, the reality is the tens of thousands of people who took to the streets yesterday in Montreal and who have forcefully demonstrated their commitment to public services. The reality is the need to have decent working conditions, ”says the president of the FNEEQ-CSN.

Choosing education means investing in the future of society. Education is an inalienable human right and a social responsibility of any democracy. Education is the key to personal development, a healthy population, a dynamic economy, and an active democracy.

A global movement
" Like our 30 million colleagues who are members of Education International (EI), we are part of the new global agenda which makes education one of the pillars of development, for sustainable societies, such as proclaims the theme chosen this year, ”concludes Ms. Senneville.

The unions and members of the FNEEQ-CSN will mark World Teachers' Day, in their own way, tomorrow, October 5.

Profile of the FNEEQ-CSN

The National Federation of Teachers of Quebec (FNEEQ-CSN) brings together nearly 35,000 members in CEGEPs, universities and private secondary and college education establishments. It is the most representative organization of higher education in Quebec.

SOURCE National Federation of Teachers of Quebec (FNEEQ-CSN)

World Teachers' Day - A host of artists pay tribute to public school teachers

MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2015 / CNW Telbec / - It is tomorrow at 11 am at TOHU that the big party “Tribute to public school teachers” is being held, organized by the Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE) , in collaboration with La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services. A few days before World Teachers' Day on October 5, it is with humor and song that the population is invited to celebrate teachers and their daily work with students, young people and adults.

"Despite the many attacks facing the education community and the climate of austerity that prevails in schools, we wanted to salute the work of teachers who contribute every day to educate students who will become citizens. free and equal, curious and open to the world. In the afternoon, we will also honor a person who has supported the FAE since its inception and who has largely contributed to promoting the public school and its teachers for years ”, explains Nathalie Morel, vice-president for professional life at the FAE. .

The 10,000 or so people expected will be able to have fun throughout the day thanks to a varied program ranging from inflatable games, to dodge ball games, including pear balls and table tennis. Those who want to eat can choose from five street food trucks and the TOHU bistro. Access to the site and activities is free.

Two new features have been added to the program. First, under the big top, the CirQus circus school will offer young people aged 8 to 17 introductory circus lessons, such as trapeze and juggling.

Also, after praising the public school teachers on the set of Pénélope McQuade's show last August, Émile Proulx-Cloutier for his part agreed to open the show, although he was in performance the same evening in Granby as part of his tour Love monsters.

From 1 p.m., Pénélope McQuade will host a show punctuated by musical performances and humor as well as recognition of artists committed to young people and concerned about preserving public schools. Don't hesitate to bring your chairs!

Approximate hours of service:

1:05 p.m .: Émile Proulx-Cloutier, actor, singer
1:30 p.m .: David Goudreault, slammer
1:40 p.m .: Luce Dufault, singer
2:05 p.m .: David Goudreault, slammer
2:10 p.m .: Guy Nantel, humorist
2:35 p.m .: Vincent Vallières, singer
3:05 p.m .: Jasmin Roy, actor, host and speaker
3:10 p.m .: Dan Bigras, singer
3:35 p.m .: David Goudreault, slammer
3:45 p.m .: Vilain Pingouin, musical group
4:15 p.m .: Claire Pimparé, actress and host
4:25 p.m .: Les Denis Drolet, comedians
4:45 p.m .: Christian Bégin, actor
4:55 p.m .: Stefie Shock, singer

Memory aid

Big celebration "Homage to the teachers of the public school"
Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2345 Jarry Street East
Montreal, Quebec)
H1Z 4P3
­­­Free parking

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The FAE brings together eight unions representing some 34,000 preschool, elementary, secondary, prison, vocational training and adult education teachers and school staff from Peter Hall schools and the Fournier Academic Center. , as well as the 600 members of the Association of retired people of the FAE (APRFAE).

SOURCE Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE)

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