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.

Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines

This comprehensive guide to extracurricular sports in Ontario Elementary schools will be invaluable to teachers who volunteer to supervise extracurricular activities in public schools. The guide addresses aspects includes appropriate equipment, facilities, and other safety considerations. Links to specific guidelines are included.

Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines

ETFO’s Resource Book for New Members

The Welcome to ETFO resource is for all new members who have recently joined ETFO. It was developed to provide you with helpful information as you begin your teaching career, and to outline the work of your organization as well as the services available to you

ETFO’s Resource Book for New Members

The History of ETFO

This short video titled “It’s Elementary” depicts the history of ETFO and its predecessor organizations: OPSMTF and FWTAO. During the past 130 years, teachers have made great gains in workplace equality, wages, pensions, and working conditions through both political action and collective bargaining.

The History of ETFO

Need To Know If You Can Copy That Resource?

Are you planning to use a copyright-protected work? This tool will help you find out if the use is allowed under fair dealing.
http://www.copyrightdecisiontool.ca/

NOTE This resource is suggested as a replacement for an item currently on the ETFO-OT website titled “Copyright Matters – Some Key Questions and Answers for Teachers” (found by using search bar). The old resource is a downloadable pdf file while the new resource is an online decision-making tool.

Professional Relations Services (PRS)

This website presents some video clips around member well- being and mental health, taking pregnancy and parental leaves and health and safety.

Professional Relations Services (PRS)

A Member’s Guide to Long Term Disability

This provides information for members and is intended to be a general overview of what’s involved in applying for LTD.

A Member’s Guide to Long-Term Disability

Occasional Teacher AQ course

ETFO makes its AQ offerings a superior learning experience by:

  • having courses developed by educators who understand the realities of today’s classrooms;
  • developing course content that is practical, well-grounded in effective practice, and has an appropriate balance between theory and practice;
  • recognizing the delicate work/life balance of teachers; and
  • reviewing courses regularly and updating them to make certain that the key learning, course activities, and resources remain current.

Our AQ courses are respectful of teacher professional judgement and honour adult learning principles.

Occasional Teacher AQ course

Internationally Educated Teachers – applying to register in Ontario

The Ontario College of Teachers is the provincial body that certifies candidates to teach in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. The college provides information that will help candidates to assess their own readiness to apply, as well as to prepare their application. You will find out about College registration requirements, College information sessions, English courses and how your credentials are evaluated.

Internationally Educated Teachers – applying to register in Ontario

Student’s violent outbursts justified teacher’s work refusal: A decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board

This column outlines a decision made by the Ontario Labour Relations Board regarding a teacher’s work refusal in relation to a violent student, offering important context for the issue of the responsibility of administrators in responding to incidents with safety plans for educators.

Student’s violent outbursts justified teacher’s work refusal: A decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board

**Note**

Ontario Regulation 857 that teachers “must ensure the safety of students in your care first. At no time is a teacher permitted to leave any students unsupervised or unattended when exercising a work refusal. Students must not be left unsupervised at any time” (Ministry of Labour, 2014).  Guidelines for work refusal are found on the Ontario Ministry of Labour website https://www.ett.ca/work-refusal/

 

Teacher Well-Being

This website by OTF has various platforms including the importance of teachers’ mental health and well-being.

Teacher Well-Being