IN THIS ISSUE: A safe return to school
LinkedIn Pinterest Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram
Photo of a teacher and a student looking at a skeleton display in a classroom
In this edition:
A safe return to school
Addressing anti-Black racism
Student mental health
Supporting student success
Who's your child's teacher
In the virtual community
Photo of a teacher in a classroom with students
A safe return to school
As the COVID-19 situation evolves and many Ontario students prepare for either a full or part-time return to school, these resources provide helpful information for a healthy transition:
  • The Ontario government has published an online guide to reopening Ontario schools and operational guidance on what will happen if there is a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at school.
  • Anxiety Canada offers a 12-step back-to-school checklist for parents.
  • Togetherall is an online service providing free access to students and parents with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
Photo of Karen Murray, OCT
Addressing anti-Black racism
Further to its commitment to anti-oppression, equity and inclusion, the College has appointed Karen Murray, OCT, to lead the development of a new Additional Qualification course guideline to address anti-Black racism.
Murray is the Centrally Assigned Principal for Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression at the Toronto District School Board. She will help to provide the tools to enable teachers to become comfortable in engaging in anti-Black racism pedagogy.
A photo of balls with facial expressions showing sadness, happiness, anger and worry.
Advice on student mental health
The College regularly publishes professional advisories that provide advice to teachers on a number of topics such as bullying, and safety in learning environments.
The September issue of Professionally Speaking shows how teachers are applying advice from the College's advisory on supporting students' mental health.
A collage of a group of teachers
Supporting student success
COVID-19 has highlighted skills, such as resiliency, self-reliance and creativity, that students will need to be successful in life and their careers.
Read about how inspiring and innovative educators are teaching these skills both in and outside of their classrooms.
Photo of a student and teacher smiling
Who's your child's teacher?
Curious about the qualifications of your child's teacher? Visit our public register, Find a Teacher, to see the qualifications of Ontario Certified Teachers.
Hiring a private tutor this fall? Ensure they are certified by the College. Read our Q&A and learn why your best choice is always an Ontario Certified Teacher.
The College Council grants the Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) designation to qualified, competent members in good standing only.
A photo of people from diverse backgrounds smiling and looking at their mobile phones.
In the virtual community
Stop by our booth at the Fall Virtual Bump, Baby & Toddler Expo on October 17-18, 2020.