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.

School Mental Health Ontario

School Mental Health Ontario is a provincial implementation support team. We help school districts enhance student mental health through the use of evidence-based strategies and services. Includes resources for administrators, educators, and families.

School Mental Health Ontario

A New Reality: Getting Remote Learning Right

From the Editor: This spring, school leaders and educators across the world entered what the superintendent of one major district has called “truly uncharted waters.” All stories in this special issue of Educational Leadership are free and open to all users. Although generally a paid publication, this issue is available free for download as a PDF.

A New Reality: Getting Remote Learning Right

ETFO: Protection from the Coronavirus and Influenza

This regularly updated page provides guidance about how you can get the right information about public health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic and the issues that arise in your school. Use this as a launching point to know who to contact, and how to get support from your union.

ETFO: Protection from the Coronavirus and Influenza

ETFO: Professional Judgement

Professional judgement is something teachers exercise daily in their classrooms. After many years of bargaining for this item, the inclusion of the definition of professional judgement in the 2014-2017 Central Agreement was a significant advancement for teachers. In the Professional Judgement Matters resources, ETFO outlines how this concept applies to assessment, evaluation, reporting, student IEPs, and teacher performance appraisals. If you have questions regarding the use of your professional judgement in your practice, please contact Professional Relations Services at 1-888-838-3836 or by contacting your local.

ETFO: Professional Judgement

Who’s responsible? An overview of roles in Ontario’s Education System

As an Occasional Teacher, it can be helpful to know the responsibilities of different partners in the education system and how these fit together. This overview from the Ministry of Education website provides a brief overview.

Who’s responsible? An overview of roles in Ontario’s Education System

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) provides free, independent services for assessment of workplace health and safety

The Mental Injury Toolkit guide and resource kit will provide workers a basic understanding and a place to start to learn about workplace stress and what to do about it. The guide gives definitions, common causes of mental distress, legal frameworks (focusing on Ontario), possible actions to take, and resources available. It is an introduction and action guide created by workers for workers.

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW) provides free, independent services for assessment of workplace health and safety.

 

Teacher Organizations

What’s the relationship between ETFO and other teacher organizations in Ontario? This page gives an overview of this relationship.

Teacher Organizations

ETFO: Professional Learning

Whether you’re a long-time OT or new to the job ETFO’s PL options offer something for everyone! Areas of interest include AQ courses, book clubs, summer academy, and conferences developed by teachers, for teachers.

ETFO: Professional Learning

Food Allergy Canada

In 2005, the Province of Ontario passed Sabrina’s Law. This landmark legislation — the first of its kind in the world — created specific, legally-required steps to help keep children at risk for anaphylaxis safe at school. Visit the website to download free resources for the classroom, including posters, tip sheets and more.

Food Allergy Canada

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