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The Standard for Great Teaching
In this edition:
Back to school resources
In the community
College focus groups
Awards for College magazine
Celebrating great teaching
Come talk to us
Invite a speaker
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Apps that help students
  • Anxiety Canada publishes a 12-step back to school checklist to help students minimize their anxiety on their first day back.
  • The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada offers strategies for parents with children who have a learning disability. Find out how you can be your child’s best advocate to help them start the year out right.
  • Help students of all ages handle stress with these informative brochures created by the Psychology Foundation of Canada.
  • Discover educational apps for students from K to 12 from our Tools of the Trade
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In the community
The College attends events to raise awareness about its role to protect the public, which includes protecting students and promoting the high standards that guide our members.
Look for us at these upcoming events near you:
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College focus groups
In August, the College conducted focus group sessions across the province with English- and French-speaking teachers and members of the public.
These sessions help us gather feedback on College initiatives such as preferred topics for future professional advisories and the development of a brochure for parents.
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Awards for magazine
We are pleased to announce that Professionally Speaking has had an impressive, record-breaking 2019 awards season. The College’s flagship publication received 12 awards — at home and abroad — for writing and design. The magazine received awards from the National Magazine Awards: B2B, the Tabbie Awards, and The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.
Great Teacher Chris Mara, OCT
Celebrating great teaching
The teachers featured in our Great Teaching series embody the standards of practice and the ethical standards set out by the College. In this latest instalment, see how Chris Mara, OCT, a teacher with the Pontiac School in Wikwemikong, Ont., encourages students to take risks, make mistakes and find their own paths.
The College only uses Twitter to communicate with its members and the public via social media.
You can follow the College on many platforms — including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest — to get the latest College news and other important information about the profession.
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Come talk to us!
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.
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Invite a speaker
Looking for a speaker for your next school council meeting?
The College can connect you with experts on teaching standards and other topics related to protecting the public interest. This service is available free across Ontario.
For more information, please email us at