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How to use this website
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has set up this site to help Occasional Teachers like you.
Whatever your assignment or role as an occasional teacher this site can support you with resources, tips and tools, and classroom experiences. From a quick work sheet to a long-term plan, you’ll find it here.
ETFO is the bargaining union for elementary teachers in Ontario. But you don’t need to be a member to use this site.
You’ll find help, materials and advice under:
- Teaching your subjects: “Resources by Subject”
- Handling a class: “Classroom supports”
- Being a teaching professional: “A to Z of being an OT”
We hope to grow the site and its resources by adding contributions from Occasional Teachers in Ontario.
ETFO Occasional Teacher Locals
As an employee of a district school board or school authority and as a member of your ETFO local, you are covered by the terms of a collective agreement. If you have questions about your collective agreement, please contact
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Where to find what you need
Resources by Subject
Find lesson plans, publications, resources, and ideas for the Ontario curriculum. >>
Supports to help your classroom practice. Everything from classroom management to better understanding First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Perspectives. >>
A to Z of being an OT
Managing your career as an Occasional Teacher: professional strategies and tips that are not specifically related to the curriculum. Wondering how to better manage stress or how to prepare for a job you want? You’ll find answers here. >>