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.

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

LGBTQ Rights in Your Workplace – Ensuring LGBTQ Member Rights in All School Workplaces

This resource outlines the need to create safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces for LGBTQ members. It also provides information for LGBTQ members about the supports available from ETFO Professional Relations Services.

LGBTQ Rights in Your Workplace – Ensuring LGBTQ Member Rights in All School Workplaces

Workplace Violence, Workplace Harassment, and Serious Student Incidents

This must-read ETFO resource provides an overview for teachers about legal rights, responsibilities, and guidelines for educators and administrators regarding workplace violence, workplace harassment, and serious student incidents.

Workplace Violence, Workplace Harassment, and Serious Student Incidents

50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Sub Plans

A virtual grab bag of ideas for career development, classroom management, and professionalism.

50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Sub Plans

Cybertips for Teachers – Canadian Teachers’ Federation

This page provides recommendations for the use of social media, electronic communication, and cyberbullying in context of professional standards for educators. Resources are linked for further research.

Cybertips for Teachers – Canadian Teachers’ Federation

ETFO ID Union Number

Your ETFO ID number is listed on the front of your membership card beneath your name. If you have misplaced your membership card, contact the provincial office at 1-888-838-3836 during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and ask for Member Records/Fees.

Update ETFO Member Information