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.

Professionalism

Failure to maintain professional standards can result in allegations of professional misconduct. This ETFO PRS matters bulletin answers, “What does ‘professionalism’ mean?”

Professionalism

To Volunteer or Not? Volunteering during the Instructional Day

There are a number of circumstances in which ETFO members may feel they should volunteer in schools. This ETFO PRS Matters Bulletin informs members of the ongoing risk and limited protection and provides tips to those who volunteer.

To Volunteer or Not? Volunteering during the Instructional Day

10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

This article shares things that will help diminish burnout feelings.

10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions & Answers for Teachers

This publication of Copyright Matters! is a valuable tool in acquainting teachers with basic copyright rules. This booklet is a starting point for increasing the awareness of your rights and obligations, as a teacher, in selecting and using copyright-protected materials at your educational institution.

Copyright Matters! Some Key Questions & Answers for Teachers

Epi-pen Fact Sheet and Sabrina’s Law

This PRS Matters Bulletin provided by ETFO explains what members must know with regards to administering Epi-pens.

Epi-pen Fact Sheet and Sabrina’s Law

How to use EpiPen Poster

This easy-to-read poster found on the www.epipen.ca websites helps explain severe allergic reactions and how to use EpiPen in the event of an allergic emergency.

How to use EpiPen Poster

Electronic Communication and Social Media

These articles from ETFO Professional Relations Services staff consider the safe, effective and responsible use of online, mobile, and social media technologies.

Electronic Communication and Social Media

Occasional Teacher Locals

Every public district school board in Ontario has an occasional teacher local within its public elementary panel.  Each local has a president, executive members, committees, and other positions. Members have the right to vote and hold office in their local in accordance with its constitution. Each local is responsible for providing local professional learning, access to ETFO’s professional learning programs, providing up-to-date communications, access to professional relations services from the ETFO provincial office, negotiating for the best possible language within local collective agreements to improve working conditions and dealing with many other issues that make employment as a teacher the best professional experience possible.

Occasional Teacher Locals

Understanding Regulation 274

ETFO has created this resource to assist Occasional Teachers in understanding regulation 274 and how it impacts upon them.

Understanding Ontario Regulation 274-12

ETFO Health and Safety Web Site

Safe workplaces for educators mean safe learning environments for students. To assist members in this area ETFO launched a new website that features information you need to have a more safe work environment. A safer, healthier workplace means you can be at your professional best without the stress of illness or injury.

ETFO Health and Safety