Classroom supports

Classroom supports

In this section you’ll find information that will assist you in your role as an Occasional Teacher. It isn’t subject specific but is related to Ontario’s Schools. This is where you’ll find information about classroom management, character education, and safe schools to name but three topics.

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

List of podcasts of Indigenous women sharing stories through oral storytelling for a 21st-century accessible audience.

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

School Library Journal

A website with relevant articles connected to social justice, representation and equity. Focus on lessons from school libraries and book collection reviews and development.

School Library Journal

Consent at Early Age

This article provides strategies for educators on how to talk about consent from preschool to high school.

Consent at Early Age

Black Lives Matter at School

This website has lesson plans and classrooms resources which teachers can use for Black History Month and also to incorporate Black Lives Matter teaching lens into their teaching philosophies.

Black Lives Matter at School

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching

From the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), this guide designed to help Initial Teacher Education students find materials that centre or focus on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit worldviews, experiences and knowledges for teaching in the K-12 classroom can be useful for teachers at any stage of their career.

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching

FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8

ETFO is pleased to announce a new FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8.

This companion resource supports members utilizing the FNMI texts listed in the ETFO Growth Chart (PDF | RTF) by introducing diverse worldviews, perspectives and presence of Indigenous experiences, histories, knowledge and philosophies through the texts, literacy prompts and enrichment activities.

The resource is free and is available online in both PDF and Word format.

FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8

The Speech-language Resources Website

The Speech-language Resources Website has a variety of high quality programs, books, booklets and worksheets, many of them free, that can be used in your classroom. The learning activities are designed to support your students’ comprehension and use of spoken and written language. The resources can be used for students across the K-12 years.

The Speech-language Resources Website

Code to Learn

Code to Learn offers free professional learning to Canadians on coding with young people. MicroWorlds coding software is available at no cost to engage youth across Canada. They work with educators and other community members to co-design curriculum activities & Coding Challenges—including the popular micro:bits!  Access the Code to Learn Community to get started with simple activities, request free books, resources and workshops, and find self-directed learning about computational thinking, MicroWorlds EX, JR and micro:bits coding activities.

Code to Learn

Ontario EcoSchools

Resources from this organization will help educators to nurture environmental leaders, reduce the ecological impact of schools, and build environmentally responsible school communities. Although many of the resources are designed as long-term activities, some lessons can be used as stand-alone activities that support not only environmental literacy but also the behaviours that foster environmental literacy expectations for Ontario students.

Ontario EcoSchools

Codewars

As OTs we are sometimes required to teach unfamiliar material, such as coding. To start your own learning journey check out Codewars, which offers a fun and unique way to learn to code. With a martial-arts theme, the program is based on challenges called “kata.” Complete them to earn honour and progress to higher ranks. This is a fun way to learn programming online if you’re motivated by a little gamification!

Coding challenges they offer: CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, Clojure, and Haskell

Codewars