Standards of practice
Induction booklets available
If mentoring and the induction of new colleagues play a role in your professional life, we have a new resource for you.
Learning from Experience: Supporting Beginning Teachers and Mentors is a series of five booklets that the College developed in partnership with Brock University and six district school boards – Grand Erie, Halton, Halton Catholic, Hamilton Catholic, Niagara and Niagara Catholic.
“New and experienced teachers were active in identifying standards-based experiences that we think will be very effective in making the most of a new teacher’s first year in front of a classroom,” says Déirdre Smith, Manager of Standards of Practice and Education. “The booklets make up a kit that will be useful in teacher education programs, with beginning teachers and mentors and in self-reflection.”
The activities featured in the booklets reflect both The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession and The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession.
The five booklets include a facilitator’s guide and explore how to use concrete experiences for learning and reflection. Vignettes are used to explore professional practice and how teachers can use the standards to enhance their professional practice. One booklet presents a summary of key insights derived from the project.
“The College values opportunities such as this one to work with education partners to enhance the teaching profession,” said Nick Forte, chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee. “The co-operation, sharing and commitment to quality teaching illustrates the profession’s ethical and practice standards.”