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.

Food Allergy Canada

Resources for educators to make schools more inclusive and safe for students with food allergies.

Food Allergy Canada

BlackedOUT History: Celebrating LGBTQ Black History Month

Resources for being inclusive of the history and contributions of the Black LGBTQ community in classrooms and GSAs.

BlackedOUT History: Celebrating LGBTQ Black History Month

EpiPen

This website offers all the information you need about anaphylaxis and the use of EpiPens. Very useful information for teachers in case of an emergency.

EpiPen

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This article offers meaningful, practical and helpful tips to creating and ensuring that your students, other professionals and yourself feel welcomed, valued and safe in the classroom.

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

This site offers great information about the necessity of a scent free environment and the effects that scent may have on individuals with scent sensitivities. It provides ways to address the issue in the workplace, how to draft policies and research to support an argument for scent free places.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Professional Advisory- Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility

A professional advisory to inform professional judgement and practice. It is intended for all members of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Professional Advisory- Safety in Learning Environments: A Shared Responsibility

QECO: General Education Chart

This site outlines exactly what you need to acquire in order to move from category A1 to A4 and therefore higher on the pay grid. Very helpful for OTs wanting to maximize their income during LTOs.

QECO: General Education Chart

PrideNet: Creating and Supporting a Gay/Straight Alliance

This document offers step by step ways to establish a GSA in your school. It includes activities, games, resources, information and tips for success.

PrideNet: Creating and Supporting a Gay/Straight Alliance

GSA Network: Trans and Queer Youth Uniting for Racial and Gender Justice

This site has a lot of great information regarding Gay Straight Alliances. It offers practical advice for created, maintaining and promoting GSAs in your school. (It is American site, geared for high schools but the information is definitely applicable to elementary.)

GSA Network: Trans and Queer Youth Uniting for Racial and Gender Justice

Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

A list of five positive strategies for teachers to follow to deal with stress.

Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout