IN THIS ISSUE: What matters most?
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Your College and You
 
 
JUNE 2018
FOR COLLEGE MEMBERS
 
 
 
What matters most?
 
What matters most?
 

What are your top five questions about how to support students regarding mental health?

Please take two minutes to complete our survey to inform the development of our next professional advisory. Advisories inform professional judgment. Thanks!

 
 
 
What would you do?
 
What would you do?
 
The College's Investigation Committee reviewed a complaint from a mother of a student who alleged that a high school teacher kicked her child in the foot while he was sitting on the floor of the school cafeteria.
 
The incident left a mark on his foot.
 
The mother alleged that the teacher got a colleague to lie and say he saw nothing.
 
If you were a member of the College's Investigation Committee, what would you do? See the outcome of Physical Contact.
 
 
 
College role strengthened due to changes in legislation
 
College role strengthened due to changes in legislation
 
Recent changes in legislation expands the definition of sexual abuse in the College Act that would result in mandatory revocation or suspension.  A fund for therapy and counselling for student victims of sexual abuse will also be introduced.
 
 
 
You're invited. It's your Annual Meeting of Members on June 6.
 
You're invited. It's your Annual Meeting of Members on June 6.
 
Join us at the College on Wednesday June 6 at 5:30 p.m. for our Annual Meeting of Members. Watch the live streaming of the meeting and a panel discussion on what the public expects of regulators like the College.
Panelists include the public editor of the Toronto Star, the CEO of the College of Veterinarians and a senior partner at the law firm Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc.
 
 
 
Eighth College Council elected
 
Your eighth College Council
 

See the members of the eighth College Council. They take office July 1, 2018.

 
 
 
Interested in shaping how and what teachers teach?
 
Interested in shaping how and what teachers teach?
 
Join the College's Additional Qualification volunteer list to support continuing teacher education and we'll notify you when opportunities become available.
 
 
 
Myth or Fact?
 
 
Myth: The College's professional advisory on responding to the bullying of students only applies to Ontario Certified Teachers.
 
Fact: Addressing the causes and responses to bullying is a collective responsibility.
 
It applies to all Ontario Certified Teachers including teachers, consultants, vice-principals, principals, supervisory officers, directors of education and those working in non-school board positions.
 
 
 
Strategies to inform your professional practice
 
Strategies to inform your professional practice
 
How do you promote global citizenship in your classroom? See how your peers respond to that same question in the September 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.
 
Our poll enables OCTs to share advice, opinions and effective practices on educational topics related to professional practice, one of the College's standards of practice.
 
 
 
Now accepting: 2018-2019 scholarship applications
 
Now accepting: 2018-2019 scholarship applications
 
Meet Nicole, Devan and Kara. Each received $2,000 towards their studies. The College awards three scholarships annually (set out in College bylaw). They acknowledge teacher candidates for their outstanding academic achievement and high level of preparedness for teacher education. Applications are accepted until June 29, 2018.
 
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