Teachers Will Soon Be Asked to Teach Toothbrushing 101 in Quebec, Raising Workload Concerns


A tooth-brushing program that is soon to be phased in across Quebec in elementary schools is raising concern among teachers because they’ll be the ones called upon to supervise the students as they clean their teeth.

The public health protocols call on educators to monitor the two-minute tooth-brushing process from start to finish once a day.

“I think it’s a great idea, however, we cannot increase the workload of teachers. This is not their job. They need to hire people to implement this program,” said Heidi Yetman, president of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT).

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