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ETFO: Protection from the Coronavirus and Influenza

This regularly updated page provides guidance about how you can get the right information about public health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic and the issues that arise in your school. Use this as a launching point to know who to contact, and how to get support from your union.

ETFO: Protection from the Coronavirus and Influenza

Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité | Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN)

A website devoted to equity and what it can look like in schooling. There are a lot of resources such as articles with current and relevant information and lesson plans from an equity lens.

Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité | Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN)

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

This article discusses how student trauma impacts teachers. It also lays out how we can create trauma-informed classrooms and schools.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

 

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

This article lists all of the advantages that new teachers have which counters the stereotypical discourses around them.

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

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

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

Teacher Well-Being

This website by OTF has various platforms including the importance of teachers’ mental health and well-being.

Teacher Well-Being

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

Mental Health

This article from the UK offers five simple steps to boost teachers’ mental health, recognizing the impact that workload has on teachers.

Mental Health