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ETFO: Professional Judgement

Professional judgement is something teachers exercise daily in their classrooms. After many years of bargaining for this item, the inclusion of the definition of professional judgement in the 2014-2017 Central Agreement was a significant advancement for teachers. In the Professional Judgement Matters resources, ETFO outlines how this concept applies to assessment, evaluation, reporting, student IEPs, and teacher performance appraisals. If you have questions regarding the use of your professional judgement in your practice, please contact Professional Relations Services at 1-888-838-3836 or by contacting your local.

ETFO: Professional Judgement

Do more than just survive

This concise booklet covers your duties, presenting yourself, how to prep, and classroom management. Be sure to check out the six survival tips.

Do more than just survive

Who’s responsible? An overview of roles in Ontario’s Education System

As an Occasional Teacher, it can be helpful to know the responsibilities of different partners in the education system and how these fit together. This overview from the Ministry of Education website provides a brief overview.

Who’s responsible? An overview of roles in Ontario’s Education System

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

OTF Connects invites teachers to learn, share and collaborate with colleagues from across the province through rich, relevant professional learning opportunities. Sessions are offered in a wide variety of topic areas including Technology in the Classroom, Mathematics, Curriculum, Kindergarten, and Financial Literacy.

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

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 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

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