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ETFO Professional Judgement Matters: The Occasional Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Performance Appraisal

ETFO Professional Judgement Matters: The Occasional Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Performance Appraisal processes are intended to promote teacher development for improved teaching and student learning. Within that objective, the processes are also intended to promote collaboration and professional dialogue between the principal and the teacher. This guideline will help you understand the role of educator professional judgement in the evaluation process.

ETFO Professional Judgement Guidelines for the Occasional Teacher Evaluation and the Teacher Performance Appraisal

Professional Relations Services (PRS)

This website presents some video clips around member well- being and mental health, taking pregnancy and parental leaves and health and safety.

Professional Relations Services (PRS)

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

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

ETFO’s listing of Occasional Teacher locals provides contact information as well as website links where available. This is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found; answer will vary depending on your local agreement. The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read the agreement and consider the implications. Members are encouraged to contact their local for clarification and/or assistance if they think that their rights are being violated by any party, including other members, administrators, or members of other unions.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

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

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

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

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

 

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