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The Standard for Great Teaching
In this edition:
College Council election
Social media advice to teachers
College conference
Celebrating great teaching
Helpful online resources
Myth or fact?
Address College Council
In the community
Speakers available
Find a teacher
World Teachers Day
Shaping education
Twenty-three positions among the College’s 37-member governing Council are up for election. Learn why it matters and how Council members help Ontario students succeed.
Who’s your child’s teacher?
Using social media
As role models, teachers are expected to maintain professional boundaries in and out of the classroom. This extends to their electronic interactions. Have a look at the College’s updated advice to teachers on the use of social media and electronic communications.
Celebrate Great Teaching
Attend our conference
Plan now to attend the College’s Inspiring Public Confidence Conference from May 31 to June 1, 2018, in Toronto. Mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau and social commentator Rex Murphy will headline the event, which will include English and French workshops on regulatory and education-related topics.
Celebrate Great Teaching
Celebrating great teaching
The College sets the standards of practice and the ethical standards for Ontario’s teaching profession. See how elementary teacher and guidance counsellor Amanda Carrol, OCT, helps students navigate the challenges and changes they face at school.
Celebrating Great Teaching.
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Visit these online resources for parents and students:

  • Promoting positive mental health and well being
  • Apps Analysis's reviews of educational apps for students from K to 12
  • Help for parents with children in French immersion
Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge

Myth or fact? Only classroom teachers are members of the College.

Myth! The majority of College members are classroom teachers, however, vice-principals, principals, supervisory officers and directors of education, among others, must also be certified teachers to hold the positions they do.
Address College Council
Address College Council

Do you have a topic related to the College’s work or activities that you would like to present to our Council? Council invites public presentations at its quarterly meetings and at its annual meeting of members.

In the Community
In the community

The College attends events to raise awareness about its role to protect the public interest — which includes managing risks to protect student safety — and to promote the high standards that guide our members.

Have a question? Come talk with us at an event near you!
Speakers available!
Topics of interest
Looking for a speaker for your next school council meeting?
The College can connect you with College experts on teaching standards and what it means to protect the public interest. This service is available free across Ontario.
Who’s your child’s teacher?
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’s certified teachers.
The College Council grants the Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) designation to qualified, competent members in good standing only.