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What is Get Connected?

Teachers make a difference and are of great inspiration to others. What strengths can they share? How can they continue to grow in their profession and make a difference? How can they inspire their students? How can they stay motivated? What are they doing in their classrooms?

Get Connected Project

Congratulations to PTU member Reagan Neidan, former and current students, who have reached their goal: ONE MILLION TABS collected for Ronald McDonald House Canada!

Watch the video interview right here!

Teaching in Quebec

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How Can Teachers 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

ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY

Mental health awareness is growing, yet awareness is not enough. Accurate mental health information needs
to be in the hands of youth and those who support them to intervene early. Adolescence is a key time to build
understanding, develop skills and attitudes. It is also when many mental disorders can first be detected.
Mental health literacy is part of health literacy and includes improving mental health knowledge, reducing
stigma, empowering help seeking and building positive mental health.
With better mental health literacy, we learn how to take better care of ourselves, our loved ones and our
communities. We gain the skills to build better lives, responsive systems of care and a healthier society.

Exclusive Resources for Teachers

CAMPUS FILMS
LEARNING PROGRAMS, EDUCATION BLOG, LEARNING CHANNELS, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, INDIGENOUS VOICES AND RECONCILIATION

Canadian Black History Resources

Classroom Resources: Indigenous History and Celebrations in Canada

Resources to Support Students Dealing with Emotional Health Issues

Pedagogical tools and projects in English

Through its actions, Fondation Monique-Fitz-Back wishes to reach as many young people and educators as possible throughout the province of Quebec. With this in mind, we try to make our services and pedagogical tools as accessible as possible. However, much of our content is still only available in French. We are doing our best to change this situation and offer more bilingual content.

The following educational tools are available in English:

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!

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

Mentoring

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?

Implementing 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion: A Tipsheet for Change Champions in the Youth-Serving Sector

2SLGBTQ+ young people deserve access to inclusive and affirming community, health, education and social services across the youth-serving sector. This tip-sheet is geared towards leaders and champions in the youth-serving sector, particularly managers and organizational leadership teams, to support the implementation of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in their organizations.

The CTF/FCE Student Voice booklets are intended to support discussions about complex societal issues with the voice of students at the centre. These student voices form the content of the booklets from which lesson plans are developed. The booklets also help teachers encourage students to discuss important issues, to challenge the status quo societal response, and to take action to increase awareness among the school population and the local community.