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.

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

Health Education: The Government’s Decision to Revert to the 1998 Curriculum

August 13, 2018

ETFO President Sam Hammond advises teachers to teach all sections of the current curriculum and to continue to exercise their professional judgement when it comes to teaching all sections of the current curriculum. OTs are encouraged to contact their local or ETFO Professional Relations Services if they have any questions.

Health Education: The Government’s Decision to Revert to the 1998 Curriculum

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

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 include 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