In the animated movie ratatouille, A little mouse named Remy dreams of becoming a chef. During his adventures, he will find the courage to fulfill his wish by drawing inspiration from the motto of the great chef Gusto: his famous “Everyone can cook!”
If Pixar Studios were to remake the movie, I saw our friendly character dream of becoming a teacher. It is enough now to find inspiration in the motto “Anyone can teach!”
In 2020, Minister Robertoge ended up acknowledging that his biggest challenge would be the teacher shortage. A major change in the program, because five years ago, the Liberal government announced an increase in the admission criteria for teaching.
However, between recognizing the problem and implementing concrete actions to correct it, there is a significant gap. As the SEC suggests, extensive thinking is needed, particularly from the angles of recruitment and retention of candidates, requirements for admission to studies, initial training and support, and measures to be put in place to promote professional integration, including the organization of work that would facilitate such integration, as well as Continuing professional development.
It is clear that everyone wants very good quality employment, but how to reconcile actions aimed at reducing shortages with actions focused on demanding employment standards? How do we ensure the quality of services provided by people who find themselves in front of students?
Historically, in times of shortage, we are content with available manpower. In education, under the present conditions, the facilities are so great that in other professions they will be rejected on the grounds of arguments for the protection of the public.
At the start of the school year, the Center for Wealthy School Services (CSSDA) was still looking for five permanent teachers. it’s OK? There was also a shortage of 65 teachers for contracts from 25 to 100%. It is a single CSS.
I emphasize here the word “teacher”. The term must be defined.
Right now, I feel like everyone can call themselves a teacher.
I am deeply disturbed by the fact that the word “teacher” is not a censored label. If I am willing to accept the possibility of teaching for all, I refuse to let everyone claim the title of teacher.
For example, employees may be referred to as apprentices, apprentices, candidates for the profession or regular teachers. It’s time to create an official signature (much like “ing.” for engineers or “CPA” for accountants). As Mylene Leroux says, teaching seems a lot easier than it is now. Because everyone went to school.
It is not by leaving the right to assign the title of teacher to all that society will realize the value of the profession.
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