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.

Jobs in Education

If you’re looking for work, we can help you with your job search. School boards in Ontario recruit elementary and secondary teachers using a list of websites approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Jobs in Education

Preparing for Your Interview

Once you have been invited for an interview, you will need to focus on preparing for the interview. Use your self-inventory and your research about the employer to write out and think about how you are a perfect fit, whether it is a board level interview to get on the eligible-to-hire list, or if it is an interview for a specific position. Identify common interview questions and practice them.

Preparing for Your Interview

Professionalism for the Occasional Teacher

This document, prepared by ETFO, discusses a variety of topics related to being a professional. This document is unique because this document is written specifically for occasional teachers.

Professionalism for the Occasional Teacher

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

Members often ask whether they can engage in private tutoring on their own time. This link is to information about the legalities involved in tutoring students and ETFO’s advice for members who may want to tutor children.

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

 

Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession

The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession provide a framework of principles that describes the knowledge, skills, and values inherent in Ontario’s teaching profession. These standards articulate the goals and aspirations of the profession. These standards convey a collective vision of professionalism that guides the daily practices of members of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession

The Ontario College of Teachers

Ontario College of Teachers is the self-regulatory body that governs the teaching profession in the public interest. This link is to their website which contains a good deal of information of interest to teachers.

The Ontario College of Teachers

The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession

The Ontario College of Teachers has established the Ethical Standards for the teaching profession. The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession represent a vision of professional practice. At the heart of a strong and effective teaching profession is a commitment to students and their learning.

The Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession

The Trillium List

All textbooks used in Ontario’s schools must be approved by the Ministry of Education. The Trillium List contains the titles of those textbooks approved by the Minister of Education for use in Ontario schools. The textbooks named on the Trillium List have been subjected to a rigorous evaluation in accordance with the criteria specified in Section 4 of Guidelines for Approval of Textbooks.

The Trillium List

Professionalism and Ethics – A Member’s Obligations

This ETFO document discusses in a Q and A format what to do when an adverse report is made about a teacher. Specifics relating to Section 18 (1) (b)  under the Teaching Profession Act are discussed.

Professionalism and Ethics – A Member’s Obligations

Professional Boundaries

Teachers are expected to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with students. This document, prepared by ETFO, provides advice in this area.

Professional Boundaries