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October 2010

October 2010, Issue 51

Your College and You

Thank you for your interest in receiving breaking news and professional information from the Ontario College of Teachers.

In this Issue:

World Teachers' Day 2010

Today, teachers around the world are being celebrated for their commitment and integrity which influence students for the rest of their lives.

The College wishes to pay tribute to caring teachers like you who lead children into a world of exciting learning experiences.

Every day across Ontario teachers help students develop their minds, their capacity for self-expression and their desire to be the best they can be.

You develop the hope and aspirations of students struggling to succeed and you experience the satisfaction of seeing their faces light up with pride when they are learning.

Today is UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day.

Today is YOUR day.

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Now online: A practicum resource filled with practical information

What’s happening with the practicum in Ontario?

You can find out online in Contemporary Practices in Ontario Programs of Professional Education: Practice Teaching Resource 2010.

This resource provides a reader-friendly overview of innovative practicum practices in Ontario’s faculties and schools of education, district school boards and schools. You’ll find information about school, board and community partnerships, associate teachers, preparing teacher candidates for the practicum, and placement.

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Your membership card can provide you with discounts at stores and attractions throughout Ontario.

More Great Discounts for OCTs

The list of organizations offering free admission and discounts across Ontario keeps growing.

Recent examples include:

Your membership card provides proof that you are a professional teacher licensed to teach in Ontario's publicly funded schools.

Be sure to show your card when you're purchasing supplies or visiting major attractions. Many book sellers, museums, zoos and office supply stores provide discounts to teachers.

For a complete list of organizations that offer discounts to members, see www.oct.ca.

If you visit an attraction that's not on our discount list, you might ask them to consider participating in our discount program. Organizations can e-mail discounts@oct.ca for more information.

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