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.

48 Books by Indigenous Writers to Read and Understand Residential Schools

This is a curated list of books for all age groups focused on helping Canadians learn about the history of Residential schools. It is curated by author, David Robertson and is a response to thinking critically about brining reconciliation to action.

48 Books by Indigenous Writers to Read and Understand Residential Schools

CBC Kids News: How to be an ally to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

A very powerful video that teaches viewers about how to become allies with Indigenous communities across Canada. It is filled with many practical and tangible tips geared towards young people recognizing their role in reconciliation.

CBC Kids News: How to be an ally to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Free Apple Podcast: Be Anti-Racist with Ibram Kendi

This is a great podcast for educators to think critically about what anti-racism means and looks like in different spaces. Dr.Kendi takes listeners through what society may look like if the foundation was anti-racism through critical reflections and practical insights.

Free Apple Podcast: Be Anti-Racist with Ibram Kendi

Freedom Reads: Introduction to the Series

Freedom Reads are a series of videos that introduce educators/anyone working with young children to various different children’s literature. These recommendations of children’s literature are through an anti-bias lens can be used to have meaningful and critical conscious conversations with students.

Freedom Reads: Introduction to the Series

8 Podcasts That Help You talk to Kids About Race

A great list of curated podcasts to help educators and all with young people in their lives to have important discussions of race in age appropriate and accessible ways. There are lots of practical strategies to bring into the classroom and or into the home.

8 Podcasts That Help You talk to Kids About Race

School Mental Health Ontario

School Mental Health Ontario is a provincial implementation support team. We help school districts enhance student mental health through the use of evidence-based strategies and services. Includes resources for administrators, educators, and families.

School Mental Health Ontario

Scope and Sequence of Expectations Relating to Treaties and Land Claims 2020

This document outlines the scope and sequence of learning for Ontario students, and will help the classroom teacher create learning experiences to meet these.

Scope and Sequence of Expectations Relating to Treaties and Land Claims 2020

Instructional Activities for Treaties Recognition Week Educator’s Guide for History, Grades 7 and 8

Government of Ontario Instructional Activities for Treaties Recognition Week Educator’s Guide for History, Grades 7 and 8. Includes accommodations for the virtual classroom.

Instructional Activities for Treaties Recognition Week -Educator’s Guide for History, Grades 7 and 8

Oyate

Based on the book How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children’s Books for Anti-Indian [Native] Bias, this website provides brief but clear guidelines for evaluating books about native peoples, or that engage Native themes. Guidelines are available free on the web page.

Oyate

 

ADL Fighting hate for Good

This website has a lot of comprehensive professional development articles for educators, lesson plan ideas, blog posts and other resources. All focused on teaching and learning from an anti-racism stance.

ADL Fighting hate for Good