teachers are a diverse and interesting group. We
hope your new magazine reflects that.
Speaking is a key part of the College of
Teachers commitment to communicating with
our members and the public. Teachers in Ontario
will receive the magazine as a benefit of their
membership in the College.
Our aim is
to engage teachers in discussion and debate on a
wide range of issues that interest educators.
This issue features a guest column by Daniel
Stoffman, co-author of the very popular
non-fiction bestseller Boom, Bust & Echo,
which will likely stimulate some lively staff
room conversations and maybe some letters or
articles for future issues.
letters, reviews and articles are more than
welcome - in English or French. Were
counting on teachers across Ontario to make sure
that your magazine reflects the ideas, experience
and energy of the profession.
tried to make the magazine as user-friendly as
possible. In every issue, youll find the
need-to-know information for Ontario teachers in
the Blue Pages.
issue, you can turn to the Blue Pages for
information about College fees, election results,
certification updates and how to contact the
Colleges Membership Services department.
The Blue Pages in future issues will inform you
about regulation changes that affect you and
report on committee decisions.
PS at the
back of the magazine is a collection of short
news items about professional development and a
calendar of professional events. Once again, your
contributions to these regular features are
As you read
Professionally Speaking, you will notice that
wherever possible we direct you to further
information posted on the College web site at
www.oct.ca. For some short articles,
youll be able to find detailed background
posted on the web.
Professionally Speaking and official College
publications will be available on the web in both
English and French, longer background documents
posted on the web for your interest can only be
posted in their original language - either
English or French.
the Ontario College of Teachers and
Professionally Speaking. Were looking
forward to hearing from you.
Lewko is Executive Co-ordinator of the Ontario
College of Teachers and publisher of
Professionally Speaking. You can contact the
magazine by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , by fax at
(416) 961-8822 or by writing to The Editor,
Professionally Speaking, Ontario College of
Teachers, 121 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor,
Toronto ON M4W 3M5.