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.

5 Quick Classroom- Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Practical and helpful advice for new teachers.If you are struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can start using right away.

5 Quick Classroom- Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Classroom Management and Tips for Daily Occasional Teaching

With these effective classroom management tips, an OT can run his/ her daily supply job more successful.

Classroom Management and Tips for Daily Occasional Teaching

The Brown Bag Teacher

At this website, you may find a lot of ideas of how to organize and arrange your classroom setting so that you may run your classroom smoothly.

Morning Tub Ideas/ Reading/ Literacy/ Guided Math

The Brown Bag Teacher

21st Century Competencies Foundation Document for Discussion 2016

This document helps educators to build multiple areas of life are associated with critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation for our 21-century learners.

21st Century Competencies Foundation Document for Discussion 2016

TC2

This website supports teacher by providing lessons for the development of students critical thinking skills.

TC2

Genius Hour

This is by google and supports literacy development. Students explore any topic they wish and then presents their findings to the class.

Genius Hour

Harvard University Newsletter

This newsletter provides educators with the most recent research and methods that can be used in the classroom.

Harvard University Newsletter

Think:kids

This website educates people who work with children about collaborative problem-solving. This is a method used when working with students with behavioural needs but can be used when working with any students.

Think:kids

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Cultural Protocols

Many teachers struggle to incorporate First Nation, Metis, and Inuit content and perspectives in their classroom, citing a lack of personal background as a barrier. Through this link in their Spirit Horse website, ETFO has curated two guides/protocols to help teachers understand the roles of elders and senator, as well as appropriate methods to approaching and having an elder or senator come into the classroom to share.

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Cultural Protocols

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

For teachers who want to include consideration of LGBT issues in their study of social justice, a great source for materials is GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. offers a nice collection of educator guides and lesson plans as well as resources that can be accessed by youth leaders in their own advocacy work. Although it is U.S. based organization, the resources are generic enough that they can be useful in a Canadian context

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network