Monthly Archives: October 2015

October Recap From a Masters of Teaching Student POV

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by Caitlin
Master of Teaching student

Hello blog-o-sphere! Goodbye October!

Another month has come and gone. I just finished my last week of classes and beginning my 4 week block practicum. This will be my 3rd placement and I’m in a kindergarten room this time! When I texted our previous student ambassador Wook the good news, he exclaimed “your fave!”

And you know what, kindergarten has always been my fave. Growing up it was my favourite grade. During my studies at Ryerson, I always worked with kindergarten students for my placements. When I applied to Oise, I knew it was the grade I wanted to teach.

So far, I’ve been coughed on twice, sneezed on three times and had many students cry out my name. (And I have only been there for 2 observation days!)

I can’t wait to update you on my future adventures in the kindergarten room! Like I did last year, I will be blogging about my week-to-week progress and offering my words of wisdom.

As well, I want to say how amazing it was to meet some of you during the OISE open house event! If anyone has any other questions please let me know! Leave a comment below or email me your questions, especially with the upcoming application date!

Are you curious about the OISE student experience? Contact me:

Email: oise.ambassador@utoronto.ca

OISE Open House Dates

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by Caitlin
Master of Teaching student

Are you interested in graduate studies at OISE? Do you have questions about applying to your dream program? Did you want to talk to professors and/or current students about their experiences at OISE? Do you want to meet Anne or me in person?

I can assure you, all these questions, and many more can be answered during OISE’s Open House events. There are 5 event days where you can learn more about graduate studies here at OISE.

Academic Programs

Field of Study

Social Justice Education (Tuesday October 20, 2015)  Social Justice Education (MEd, MA, EdD, PhD)
Applied Psychology & Human Development (Wednesday October 21, 2015)
  • Child Study & Education (MA)
  • Counselling Psychology (M.Ed., EdD)
  • Counselling & Clinical Psychology (MA, PhD)
  • Developmental Psychology & Education (M.Ed., MA, PhD)
  • School & Clinical Psychology (MA, PhD)
Curriculum, Teaching & Learning (Thursday October 22, 2015)
  • Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development Program (MEd, MA, PhD)
  • Language & Literacies Education Program  (MEd, MA, PhD)
  • Master of Teaching (MT)
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (Friday October 23, 2015)
  • Adult Education and Community Development (MEd, MA, PhD)
  • Educational Leadership and Policy (MEd, MA, EdD, PhD)
  • Higher Education (M.Ed., MA, EdD, PhD)
Teacher Education (Saturday October 24, 2015)
  • Child Study & Education (MA)
  • Master of Teaching (MT)

All events will take place at OISE (252 Bloor St. West).

Oct. 20-23: Event start time: 5:15 pm
Registration: 4:45-5:15 pm

Oct. 24: Event start time: 11:00 am
Registration: 10:30-11:00 am

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP and let us know you are coming: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/Prospective_Students/Open_House_Registration.html

I highly suggest for you to attend the events, especially if you have any questions about your perspective program. I remember attending the events when I was thinking of applying! They are extremely informative and people are there to answer your questions. I hope to see all of you there and bring your questions to me!

Are you curious about the OISE student experience? Contact me:

Email: oise.ambassador@utoronto.ca

September Recap from a Masters of Teaching Point of View

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by Caitlin
Master of Teaching student

Its been officially one month into my second and final year in the Masters of Teaching program. This month has been a whirlwind of emotions to say the least. Its been great to catch up with my classmates and hear all about their experiences this summer. Its exciting getting back into the swing of school and get right into the coursework.

Last year’s courses were more content and practical to the classroom. We learned a lot about theories, learning styles and strategies to use in the classroom. In contrast, this year is all about building upon those lessons and extending our knowledge outside of the classroom. Many of the classes I am taking have us discussing current issues and events happening in the field. I have found that I am doing more discussions and group work than last year. We are critically thinking of our roles as educators.

The assignments this year, again, are mostly reflections and reading facilitations with the exception of the ongoing research project. Currently, I am completing my interviews for my research project and working on transcribing them. I hope to finish them up soon, as I am preparing myself for my third practicum at the end of October. I am not sure of where I am placed just yet, so read my next monthly recap to see where I am.

Are you curious about the OISE student experience? Contact me:

Email: oise.ambassador@utoronto.ca