March 2010


Lesson Study

Taking Professional Learning into the Classroom

by Leanne Miller, OCT

The Colo(u)rful Story of English

How did magatogas become pedagogues? What’s glamorous about grammar? And why do Canadians love the letter “u”?

by Katherine Barber

Transition to Teaching 2009

New Teachers Determined Despite Tighter Job Market

by Frank McIntyre


from the chair

registrar’s report

letters to the editor

ps news


exemplary OCT

Muriel Sawyer

remarkable teachers

Lawrence Hill recalls Mrs. Rowe, Margaret Shinozaki, OCT, and Donald Gutteridge, OCT



It's Critical! / Teaching with Intention / Guidelines for the Design and Effective Use of Teacher Codes of Conduct / Leading with Trust / Leading and Learning / Performance Literacy through Storytelling / Math Memories You Can Count On / Psychology for Kids / One Beetle Too Many / Traitors’ Gate and Other Doorways to the Past / The Hunchback Assignments / Greener Grass / Shadow-Town


Healthy body, healthy mind


Accreditation – maintaining the public’s confidence

governing ourselves


Finance / Council meeting / Qualification guideline review / Atkinson update / Deduct your membership fee / Appointment / Investigations / Hearings