OCT OEEO

PS_December_2017

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5 December 2017 | Professionally Speaking D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 22 UPFRONT 8 AT THE COLLEGE 11 FROM THE CHAIR 13 REGISTRAR'S REPORT 14 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 15 CONNECTIONS In Your Profession; In Your Classroom; Tools of the Trade — eight resources to help support student mental health. DEPARTMENTS 22 GREAT TEACHING Guidance counsellor Amanda Carrol, OCT, helps prepare middle school students for high school. 26 REMARKABLE TEACHER Dragon's Den star Michael Wekerle recalls the valuable lessons his mother taught him at school. 60 FINAL EXAM Canada's Queen of R&B Jully Black shares how one teacher's advice helped launch her soulful career. RESOURCES 43 REVIEWS Super Hammy/Starting Strong/The Big Book of Nature Activities/The Great Number Rumble/ Three Little Piggy Banks/The Fox Who Ate Books 48 TECH CLASS Lisa Floyd, OCT, helps Grade 3/4s learn math and coding using a using bat-themed activities. GOVERNING OURSELVES 49 2018 Council Election; College News; In the Public Interest; Council Meetings; Investigation Committee Case Study; Hearings FEATURES 30 COMMUNICATING IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD The College updates its professional advice to Ontario teachers on using technology responsibly. 32 THE BENEFITS OF OCCASIONAL TEACHING Occasional teachers share how working in different schools has broadened their work experience. 38 A CHANGING PROFESSION PHOTO: MARKIAN LOZOWCHUK; ILLUSTRATION: KATIE CAREY Over the last 20 years, Ontario's teaching profession has seen some important demographic shifts.

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