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September 2013

Your College and You

College welcomes proposed Protecting Students Act

College officials working in partnership with Ministry of Education

The College’s ongoing efforts to strengthen investigation, disciplinary and reporting processes are reinforced in Education Minister Liz Sandals’ introduction of the Protecting Students Act. When passed, the new Act will include the most significant amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers’ Act since the College was established in 1997.

Read more about the proposed legislation and its amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers’ Act.

Happy World Teachers' Day

October 5th is World Teachers’ Day. This important day has been celebrated since 1966 when UNESCO proclaimed the adoption of the Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers (PDF).

“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.”
— Andy Rooney

Read inspiring stories of remarkable Ontario teachers.


The word is out

Come out to Word On The Street - one of Ontario’s top book festivals - on Sunday, September 22nd and visit our booth (#154) between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Browse books, listen to today’s top writers and see how we promote professionalism in teaching.

Find out more about Word On The Street.


Practical research at your fingertips

We’ve expanded Professionally Speaking’s popular Teacher Tip column with a new online component that serves up useful research and resources. You can also follow the links on the page to our Facebook page to share your thoughts with your peers.


Kindergarten collaboration

Teacher-Early Childhood Educator teams are still new in Ontario full-day kindergarten (FDK) classrooms. By September 2014, all Ontario primary public schools will have implemented this new early-learning teaching model.

Learn how this new collaboration is taking shape.

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