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Welcome to the Online Resource Center of the Ottawa Catholic School Board

Over the past three weeks, I had the privilege of engaging with your dedicated Principals, Vice Principals, and parents. It has been an excellent opportunity to connect, share insights, and collaborate on the critical mission of providing quality Catholic education to your students.

I am pleased to inform you that I recorded all three sessions and made them available here for your convenience. Whether you were part of or missed the live sessions, you can now access the recordings at your own pace. These recordings and supplementary materials will serve as valuable resources to help you stay informed and inspired.

Feel free to explore the sessions, dive into the content, and review all the materials delivered during our interactions. I encourage you to use this platform to support your ongoing commitment to excellence in Catholic education.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, require further clarification, or wish to discuss any aspect of the sessions. Your feedback and inquiries are essential in strengthening the community and improving collective efforts.

As you engage, I look forward to continuing to work together, fostering a nurturing educational environment rooted in faith and excellence. May you and your loved ones be blessed abundantly as you embark on this journey.

Thank you for your dedication, passion, and commitment. Together, we will continue to impact the lives of the students and their families positively.

Warm regards,

Miguel Martinez

President of MTClife

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Principal Conference - October 26th, 2023

In an era where screens and digital devices dominate our lives, fostering human connection on school grounds has become more important than ever. Our workshop, "Cultivating Connection: Boosting Oxytocin in Schools," is designed to address this critical need.

  • Understand the science behind oxytocin and its importance in human connection.

  • Explore practical strategies for promoting oxytocin release among students and staff.

  • Share best practices for creating a nurturing and inclusive school environment.

  • Learn how to strike a healthy balance between screen time and face-to-face interactions.

  • Develop action plans to implement oxytocin-boosting initiatives within the school community.

Vice Principal Conference - November 16th, 2023

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often find ourselves taking care of everyone and everything around us, neglecting the one person who should be a top priority—ourselves. Just as in an airplane emergency, where we're instructed to put on our own oxygen mask before assisting others, self-care is the essential practice of attending to our own well-being first so that we can be our best selves for others.

  • Understand the concept of self-care and its significance in maintaining a healthy, balanced life.

  • Identify common barriers to self-care and develop strategies to overcome them.

  • Explore the ten key self-care practices and their potential benefits.

  • Learn how to create a personalized self-care plan that aligns with individual needs and preferences.

  • Cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion as essential components of self-care.

  • Share experiences and insights with fellow participants to build a supportive community of self-care advocates.

Parent Conference - November 4th, 2023

Change is an essential part of life, and mastering the art of change can significantly impact our personal and professional growth. In our workshop, "Empowering Change: Building Resilient Habits Together," we delve into the science behind habit building and breaking, and we explore the five fundamental steps to effecting lasting change. Moreover, we emphasize the vital collaboration between parents and educators in nurturing resilience in our children.

  • Equip participants with a scientific understanding of habit formation and change.

  • Provide actionable steps to initiate and sustain positive changes in behavior and mindset.

  • Highlight the significance of resilience in personal and educational growth.

  • Foster a sense of collaboration and shared responsibility between parents and educators.

  • Encourage participants to apply the knowledge and techniques learned to support the resilience of children.

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