A to Z of being an OT → Getting the Job You Want

ETFO: Professional Learning

Whether you’re a long-time OT or new to the job ETFO’s PL options offer something for everyone! Areas of interest include AQ courses, book clubs, summer academy, and conferences developed by teachers, for teachers.

ETFO: Professional Learning

The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)

The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) is the second job-embedded step along a continuum of professional learning for new teachers, building on and complementing the first step: initial teacher education programs. It provides professional support to help new teachers develop the requisite skills and knowledge to be effective as teachers in Ontario.

The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)

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

Occasional Teacher AQ course

ETFO makes its AQ offerings a superior learning experience by:

  • having courses developed by educators who understand the realities of today’s classrooms;
  • developing course content that is practical, well-grounded in effective practice, and has an appropriate balance between theory and practice;
  • recognizing the delicate work/life balance of teachers; and
  • reviewing courses regularly and updating them to make certain that the key learning, course activities, and resources remain current.

Our AQ courses are respectful of teacher professional judgement and honour adult learning principles.

Occasional Teacher AQ course

50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Sub Plans

A virtual grab bag of ideas for career development, classroom management, and professionalism.

50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Sub Plans

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

QECO: General Education Chart

This site outlines exactly what you need to acquire in order to move from category A1 to A4 and therefore higher on the pay grid. Very helpful for OTs wanting to maximize their income during LTOs.

QECO: General Education Chart

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

Possible Interview Questions

Be prepared for your teaching interview by practicing possible interview questions.

Possible Interview Questions

Jobs in Education

The Ontario College of Teachers’ website lists the approved Ontario Ministry of Education websites used by school boards in Ontario to recruit teachers.

Jobs in Education