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Workplace Violence, Workplace Harassment, and Serious Student Incidents

This must-read ETFO resource provides an overview for teachers about legal rights, responsibilities, and guidelines for educators and administrators regarding workplace violence, workplace harassment, and serious student incidents.

Workplace Violence, Workplace Harassment, and Serious Student Incidents

Cybertips for Teachers – Canadian Teachers’ Federation

This page provides recommendations for the use of social media, electronic communication, and cyberbullying in context of professional standards for educators. Resources are linked for further research.

Cybertips for Teachers – Canadian Teachers’ Federation

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read, and ponder the implications of, the collective agreement.  In practical terms, this is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found, such as: What is the schedule for pay cheques? Do I have to do before school duty? What happens if the buses are cancelled? What is the process for requesting a leave?  How much preparation time do I receive? If the grievance process is to be applied, what are time lines to observe? What should happen during my LTO list interview process?

Which local(s) are you a member of?  Algoma Occasional Teacher Local, Avon Maitland Occasional Teacher Local, Bluewater Occasional Teacher Local, Durham Occasional Teacher Local, Grand Erie Occasional Teacher Local, Greater Essex County Occasional Teacher Local, Halton Occasional Teacher Local, Hamilton-Wentworth Occasional Teacher Local, Hastings & Prince Edward Occasional Teacher Local, Kawartha Pine Ridge Occasional Teacher Local, Keewatin-Patricia Occasional Teacher Local, Lakehead Occasional Teacher Local, Lambton Kent Occasional Teacher Local, Limestone Occasional Teacher Local, Near North Occasional Teacher Local, Niagara Occasional Teacher Local, Ontario North East Occasional Teacher Local, Ottawa Carleton Occasional Teacher Local, Peel Occasional Teacher Local, Rainbow Occasional Teacher Local, Rainy River District Occasional Teacher Local, Renfrew County Occasional Teacher Local, Simcoe County Occasional Teacher Local, Superior-Greenstone Occasional Teacher Local, Thames Valley Occasional Teacher Local, Toronto Occasional Teacher Local, Trillium Lakelands Occasional Teacher Local, Upper Canada Occasional Teacher Local, Upper Grand Occasional Teacher Local, Waterloo Occasional Teacher Local, York Region Occasional Teacher Local

The answers to many of your questions will depend on your local.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

Concussion Protocol and Tools

The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines has concussion information and procedures for the components of prevention, identification and management. These areas are always evolving with new research. Make sure to check your Board’s policies and procedures on this matter.

Concussion Protocol and Tools

Creating Asthma Friendly Environments

The goal of this website is to provide recommendations and resources for organizations to develop asthma friendly and supportive environments for children and youth.

Creating Asthma Friendly Environments 

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

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