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.

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

Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario

A document for educators to help address issues of student behavior through instruction and interventions that help maintain safe and caring school environments.

Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario

The Work-Life Balance Basics: 10 Stress-Busting Tips for Teachers Suggestions for teachers on managing workload and personal life.

Suggestions for teachers on managing workload and personal life.

The Work-Life Balance Basics: 10 Stress-Busting Tips for Teachers

From Chaos to Coherence: Managing Stress While Teaching

This article offers tips to teachers for dealing with stress.

From Chaos to Coherence: Managing Stress While Teaching

Safe and Accepting Schools

A number of resources and supports developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education related to Safe and Accepting Schools policies.

Safe and Accepting Schools

Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers

Provides tips on mindfulness for teachers.

Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers

10 Tips to Help Your Teaching Placement Go Smoothly

Teachers share their wisdom on how to make a good impression while on a teaching placement.

10 Tips to Help Your Teaching Placement Go Smoothly

TeachOntario

TeachOntario is a new community website created by TVO, OTF and the Ministry of Education. The site features content created by Ontario teachers for Ontario teachers. Registration is required to share, collaborate and exchange knowledge with other educators from across the province.

TeachOntario

Sample Professional Teaching Portfolios

This website has some examples of teaching portfolios. Verify with your School Board if there is an expectation to produce a teaching portfolio when attending an interview as this practice varies across the province of Ontario. Never use students pictures without parental permission.

Sample Professional Teaching Portfolios