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.

Place Mat

This cooperative learning strategy allows students to think about, record, and share their ideas in groups. The document provides an overview of how to use the place mat in class as well as hints and management ideas. It also explains the benefits of using this learning technique.

Place Mat

Student Attitude Survey

This one-page reproducible survey provides insight into students’ attitudes toward oral communication, reading, writing, and group work.

Student Attitude Inventory

Suggestions for Group Work Lessons

This checklist provides students with suggestions for making their participation in groups more successful. It also shows them the areas in which they may need to make additional effort.

Suggestions for Group Work Lessons

Learning Strategies: Think-Pair-Share

Think-Pair-Share is a cooperative learning strategy that can promote and support higher-level thinking. This site explains how to use think-pair-share in your class. It also provides hints on how to use it as well as what the benefits are of using this learning technique.

Think Pair Share

Instructional Strategies

We know that students learn best when they are truly engaged in what they are learning, when they have the opportunity to explore, debate, discuss, examine, defend, and experiment with the concepts and skills they are ready to learn.

This site, created for Idaho teachers, lists a wide range of strategies to use.

Instructional Strategies

Graphic Organizers

This site contains a variety of downloadable graphic organizers that occasional teachers may use with their students.

Graphic Organizers

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten

The document examines strategies for supporting English language learners in Kindergarten.

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten

Supporting English Language Learners With Limited Prior Schooling

The increasing diversity in Ontario schools presents an array of challenges and opportunities to educators. This resource attempts to demystify some of the challenges, and highlight strategies that educators may use to create possibilities and opportunities for English language learners with limited prior schooling.

Supporting English Language Learners With Limited Prior Schooling

Say No to Bullying

This ETFO document provides effective strategies to deal with bullying.

Say No to Bullying

Bullying Awareness Week

Bullying Awareness Week draws national attention to this important issue each year. This site describes the annual plans for the week. The resources section contains extensive resources that will assist you in teaching students about more appropriate human interactions.

Bullying Awareness Week