Teaching others to teach is a special responsibility that brings tremendous rewards. When we share our experience and expertise with beginning teachers, we help the continuation of teaching excellence. Mentoring teacher candidates also allows us to reflect on our own teaching practice and promotes our professional growth.
Ontario’s teachers have a long history of serving as “associate” or “host” teachers to literally thousands of teacher candidates across the province each year. OTF and its four Affiliates – AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF – have policies and detailed guides that help support associate teachers (ATs) as they carry out this important work. While these policies have not changed recently, COVID-19 restrictions make it worthwhile to review them.
Click on the image to read our guidance for associate teachers during COVID-19.