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.

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

Focus on Bullying Resource

Bullying behaviour can cause significant classroom management issues for occasional teachers. This site, maintained by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education, provides specific activities that may be used with students at the various grade levels. Contains lessons for K – 7.

Focus on Bullying Resource

Shaping a Culture of Respect in our Schools: Promoting Safe and Healthy Relationships

This document, prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Education, is the safe schools report on gender-based violence, homophobia, sexual harassment and, inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Shaping a culture of respect in our schools

Black History Canada

This site contains extensive resources regarding the history of Canada’s Black community. It includes a series of resources for teachers.

Black History Canada

Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education

Developed by OTF, with funding from the Ministry of Education, the Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education provides specific strategies and resources to help teachers address the unique needs of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Well organized and extremely user friendly, the Teachers’ Gateway to Special Education includes links to board special education plans, Ministry documents and other helpful resources.  The Gateway also includes definitions of key special education terms, and can be used as a practical guide for teachers building Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education

ABC Teach

This site has more than 35,000 pages of worksheets and activities sorted by themes and topics in math. You can also create your own worksheets.

ABC Teach