The College has come a long way in one short year.
Many thanks to the hundreds of teachers who have volunteered their time and expertise to
help the College accomplish so much.
The College is taking the issue of teachers being
properly licensed very seriously. Its an important part of our mandate to serve the
public interest and provide better guarantees of high quality service to students.
College Stands Firm on Unqualified Teachers
The College of Teachers has warned school boards
that send unqualified instructors into classrooms that they may face court action if it is
required to end the practice.
Courts Say Teachers Must Be Role Models
Just how perfect are teachers supposed to be? Recent
court decisions say teachers are going to be held to a higher standard because of their
position of trust and influence.
Leaving Home to Find a Classroom
A first-year teacher in London told her
junior class to wait in the hall. They filed out. She went out a moment later to find them
gone. She was furious. Eventually they came back to the classroom, saying, "We waited
in the hall. Where were you, Miss?"
"Hall" means gym in England. The teacher was from Ontario.
Best Thing About Finishing School Is:
"No More Teasers"
Jennifers kindergarten teacher dreads
circle time because she knows Jennifer will sit screaming and pinch or pull the hair of
anyone who comes too close. Fifteen-year-old Matthew bursts into tears because two
students happen to be standing in front of his locker. A classmate tells nine-year-old
Mary to go swimming in a mud puddle in the school yard. She does and is completely
bewildered when the children laugh.
"Ive always felt, and feel to this
day, that she was as responsible as any other individual except my parents for my decision
to become a professional writer," says Farley Mowat during a lunch-hour break from
work on The Farfarers, a speculative history on the origins of Canada.
Highlights of the
1997 Annual Report
Colleges First Public Hearings
Faculties of Education Undergo College Accreditation
Dont Forget the Close-Ups
While speaking to a group of teachers, I was
asked how I would go about teaching history in the public schools. My answer was short:
"Id tell stories."
Focus on Teen Violence Means Were Looking Through the
Jason wants the truck. He pushes Matthew to the
floor and grabs it. On the playground, Adam hits Michael, calls him a cry-baby and warns
him not to tell. Kindergartens and playgrounds are violent places. Weary teachers
know very well that not all children have learned how to control themselves by the time
they get to school.
A group of Canadians from the Bruce Trail Hiking
Club hiking in the Yellow Mountain region of southern China in 1995 asked the hospitable
local people if they could visit their school.
|| No More Teachers, No More Books
For the Love of Poetry
Whats Worth Fighting For Out There?