Petitioning Minister of Education Rob Flemming and 1 other

New teachers need Professional Orientation to handle their 1st challenge,'How do I begin?'

As soon as they start, new teachers like Shannon face a critical challenge: How do I begin?

Shannon, like many new teachers, found herself in a position for which she had no previous experience, which makes beginning teaching more challenging.

Some teachers find wonderful colleagues who are there to help them, who provide the resources needed, and suggest things to focus upon.

However, many new elementary teachers like Shannon, do not have access to guidance when they are suddenly placed in an assignment on short notice.

Imagine if new teachers were able to attend or watch a Professional Orientation Teaching Guide showing an experienced teacher demonstrate or provide practical suggestions on how to begin their particular teaching assignment:

            Areas of focus.

            Effective strategies to use to begin.

            Where to download practical resources.

With today's technology, experienced teachers can create these teaching guides on video and share their experience online and include downloadable resources and/or a short guidebook. These can be created by a group of interested teachers, locally or provincially.

See this example at

The Teaching Guides can equip teachers for a good start to the year, and introduce new teachers to:

- mentoring opportunities from districts and

- other local, district and provincial support and resources.

This will benefit the thousands of new teachers who will be in new positions in September!

Let's get the new Minister and other educational leaders to ensure that accessible resources will be in place for new teachers in time for September.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Minister of Education
    Rob Flemming
  • Deputy Minister of Education
    Scott MacDonald

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