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.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Explore this educator’s guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Children’s Mental Health Ontario: Teacher Resources

This page contains resources that describe the most likely mental health problems to be present in today’s classrooms. These guides offer tips on early identification and intervention, practical suggestions on how to accommodate and respond to students with mental health problems, and information on combating stigma in the classroom.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario: Teacher Resources

Geoguessr

When your plan falls through, your students are losing steam, or you have some time to fill Geoguessr is a great education resource for your students. As a whole-class or individual activity, students use clues to guess the location provided to them. Free account has limited functionality.

Geoguessr

Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia: A Guide for Educators

The Islamic Social Services Association and the National Council of Canadian Muslims have partnered to deliver this guide for educators, to help teachers and guidance counselors in the assessment, assistance and support of students dealing with grief, fear and confusion as a result of Islamophobia and geopolitical issues. The Guide will assist educational professionals in understanding the impact of hate, war trauma, secondary trauma and terrorism and through this foster empathy that can assist affected youth in finding a successful and productive way of life. Links to resources and lesson plans are included.

Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia: A Guide for Educators

ETFO FNMI Resources for Educators

FNMI Growth Chart Literacy Prompts & Poster Grades K-8. (Online)
• FNMI Brochure: What have you heard? Addressing misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. (online interactive resources)
• Engaging Learners Through Play: Teacher Resource Guide (available to purchase)

ETFO FNMI Resources for Educators

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Canadian students and educators can take hands-on action to help protect nature. Living Planet @ School creates a continuous journey for students to connect with actions that help protect nature and the environment throughout their academic path. They focus on the experience of taking action, supporting students with action-oriented toolkits throughout the year and the opportunity to devise their own projects with funding from WWF-Canada.

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Help students take ownership of their digital lives. All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:

Addresses top concerns for schools.

Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills.

Supports educators with training and recognition.

Engages the whole community through family outreach.

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Everyday Mental Health Resource

This resource was co-developed over the past two years by School Mental Health ASSIST and ETFO. It has been designed to provide K – 8 educators with evidence-based strategies to help develop the social and emotional learning skills of students in the following areas:
Stress Management and Coping Skills;
Emotion Identification Skills;
Positive Motivation Skills;
Relationship Skills;
Self Confidence and Identity Skills; and
Executive Functioning Skills.
These activities were informed and field tested by ETFO members. In addition, ETFO members were involved in a research project to determine the efficacy of the activities.

Everyday Mental Health Resource

Safe@School

Safe@School is led by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA). The goal of the project is to foster innovation and cooperation, highlighting best practices that feature COPA’s unique and constructive approach to violence prevention and the creation of safe, strong and free schools and communities. The Safe@School website offers teachers and the educational community a repertoire of relevant resources, as well as three different Professional Learning Modules.

Safe@School

All components of the Safe@School project are also available in French at Bien être à l’école.

Youth Mental Health Canada

A website devoted to youth mental health. It has lots of resources related to the subject as well as research and links to other resources.

Youth Mental Health Canada