A to Z of being an OT

A to Z of being an OT

Being an Occasional Teacher can be challenging. In this section you’ll find a variety of resources to assist you that are not specifically related to the curriculum. Here you’ll find information on everything from coping with stress to Employment Insurance.

Student Safety Plans

A student safety plan is a plan developed for a student whose behaviour is known to pose an ongoing risk to themselves, other students, workers or other people in general. It can serve as a crisis-response plan that outlines the roles and responsibilities of the workers in dealing with specific problem behaviours. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires school boards and supervisors to provide workers with information, including personal information, related to a risk of workplace violence from a person with a history of violent behaviour, if the worker can be expected to encounter that person in the course of their work

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

OTF Connects invites teachers to learn, share and collaborate with colleagues from across the province through rich, relevant professional learning opportunities. Sessions are offered in a wide variety of topic areas including Technology in the Classroom, Mathematics, Curriculum, Kindergarten, and Financial Literacy. More sessions will be added throughout the coming months, so check back frequently.

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité | Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN)

A website devoted to equity and what it can look like in schooling. There are a lot of resources such as articles with current and relevant information and lesson plans from an equity lens.

Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité | Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN)

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

This article discusses how student trauma impacts teachers. It also lays out how we can create trauma-informed classrooms and schools.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

 

The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)

The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) is the second job-embedded step along a continuum of professional learning for new teachers, building on and complementing the first step: initial teacher education programs. It provides professional support to help new teachers develop the requisite skills and knowledge to be effective as teachers in Ontario.

The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)

ETFO Professional Judgement Matters: The Occasional Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Performance Appraisal

ETFO Professional Judgement Matters: The Occasional Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Performance Appraisal processes are intended to promote teacher development for improved teaching and student learning. Within that objective, the processes are also intended to promote collaboration and professional dialogue between the principal and the teacher. This guideline will help you understand the role of educator professional judgement in the evaluation process.

ETFO Professional Judgement Guidelines for the Occasional Teacher Evaluation and the Teacher Performance Appraisal

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

This article lists all of the advantages that new teachers have which counters the stereotypical discourses around them.

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

Setting Priorities as a New Teacher

An article that gives new teachers advice on how to set priorities and have a successful first year.

Setting Priorities as a New Teacher

Ontario College of Teachers – Complaints and Discipline

As members of a profession, teachers are always on duty. You should be aware that teachers are expected to be professionals 24/7 and that the College has a duty to investigate. The OCT’s web page outlines the complaint process on the “complaints and discipline” page.
https://www.oct.ca/members/know-your-college/complaints-and-discipline
Note: ETFO Members are urged to contact Professional Relations Services (PRS) if a complaint has been filed against them. Many resources are found on the ETFO website.

Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine

Being an ETFO member connects you to labour organizations in and around Canada. Our Times will help you keep abreast of issues that are of concern to union members across Canada.

Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine