How Can Teachers Get Connected?

Get Connected: Teachers from across the province are invited to share ideas about their passion and illustrate how they have incorporated these ideas into their classrooms, schools and communities.

QPAT members are part of a community that makes a difference.  Get connected is here to inspire personal and professional growth, focusing on the following areas:

  • Sustainability

  • Wellness
  • Infusing more passion into the teaching profession
  • Ideas and inspiration to put into action in your school/community
  • Technology

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring

Resources to Support Students Dealing with Mental Health Issues

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ReelEducation is an educational program that uses film to bring conversations to the classroom around disability, inclusion, empathy, accessibility, mental health, universal design, and more. We teach kids how to identify barriers and how to break them down.

ReelEducation has fully accessible films and lesson plans for K-12 classrooms across Canada and the US and all of our materials are fully accessible, available in English and French, and designed to align with educational curricula in both countries. And it’s free!

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Leadership

Be aware.  Get Involved.  Teachers shape the culture of their school / centre.  Many forums exist for your to share your voice and help shape that culture.  Remember: Speak up, your voice matters.

  • Staff Council – Made up of teachers.  Here discussions are had, opinions are shared, and decisions are made about directions the teachers wish to take pertaining to school issues.
  • Governing Board – Be part of a larger community of the stakeholders of your school / centre including parents, students, other staff members, and community members.
  • Union Delegate – Seek out your union delegate.  Even better, become a school / centre delegate.  Remember, the role of the delegate is not to answer all questions or handle all the problems; the union delegate is there to support colleagues and to point them in the right direction should a situation or question arise.
  • School-Level Committees – Contact your union delegate or local union for committees that may be of interest to you

Consult the Education Act (sections 42 – 110.4) for the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Board.

Education Act

Mentoring

  • Seek out help

  • Recognize those who have been there to support you

  • Give back

  • Be there for others

As we evolve throughout our career, we may change positions on this continuum, however we are all part of it. Where do you fall on this continuum?

Why Mentoring ?