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.

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

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Learn about the OTPP including investments and management of the plan. The secure member section of the website gives you instant access to your pension information, anytime, anywhere.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

ETFO’s Events Management Portal

The portal is your entry point to ETFO events, including applying to attend the many workshops, symposiums, and union events that Federation offers to all teachers, including OTs.

ETFO’s Events Management Portal

Ontario Teacher Insurance Plan (OTIP)

Are you wondering if you qualify for benefits, or what the cost will be? Did you know that OTIP offers plans to all members of the education community, including those who are not full-time?

Ontario Teacher Insurance Plan

Health and Safety – Ontario Ministry of Labour

Teachers are encouraged to consider the safety of students, but do you know your rights as a worker? The Ontario Ministry of Labour website provides links to resources on many topics that are already on teachers’ radar as well as other issues we should be concerned about.

Health and Safety – Ontario Ministry of Labour