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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:

We hope to grow the site and its resources by adding contributions from Occasional Teachers in Ontario.

Make sure you have a copy of your collective agreement handy and get to know what’s in it!

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 both the central collective agreement and the local collective agreement.

If you have questions about your collective agreement, please contact your OT local president.>>

Share your ideas

Found something great? Have a helpful tip? One of the wonderful things about the teaching profession is the way we share ideas and help one another out.
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Where to find what you need

Resources by Subject

Find lesson plans, publications, resources, and ideas for the Ontario curriculum. >>

Classroom supports

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: 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? >>


Reminder: Check your School Board's Policies around using online activities with students.