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.

Ontario Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy

The Ontario Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy was launched in April 2009. All members of the school community are to be treated with respect and dignity. The strategy is helping educators across the province better identify and remove discriminatory biases and systemic barriers to student achievement. These barriers — related to racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination — may prevent some students from reaching their full potential. The strategy supports the government’s key education priorities of high student achievement, reduced gaps in student achievement and increased accountability and public confidence in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.

Inclusive Guide

Ontario’s Aboriginal Education Strategy

Ontario’s Aboriginal Education Strategy is helping First Nation, Métis and Inuit students achieve their full potential. The strategy includes initiatives that support learning and achievement for Aboriginal students. It also helps raise awareness about First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives in all Ontario classrooms.

Ontario’s Aboriginal Education Strategy

EcoKids

EcoKids is a program of Earth Day Canada.  The site has lesson plans, handouts, activity sheets, and other resources.

EcoKids

Ontario Society of Environmental Educators

This is the site of the Ontario Society of Environmental Educators. It contains resources for educators and information about conferences and other professional learning opportunities.

Ontario Society of Environmental Educators

Many Roots, Many Voices

Many Roots, Many Voices is designed to support teachers, principals, and other education professionals at the elementary and secondary levels in working effectively with English language learners. In it, you will find a rich source of practices and strategies that can be put to immediate use in the school and the classroom. You will also find an in-depth exploration of the English language learner, and an annotated list of references and resources for further reading and study.

Many Roots, Many Voices

Differentiation Wiki

This wiki is a huge collection of information about differentiated instruction and includes extensive collections of resources for teachers.

Differentiation Wiki

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone maintains a website called “Let’s Talk About Bullying.” Contains a page for grown ups with links to resources about bullying.

Kids Help Phone

Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN)

The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to reducing youth violence and making our schools and communities safer. CSSN was founded in 1997 and grew out of the Ontario Safe School Task Force. Areas for students, teachers and parents.

Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN)

RubiStar

Want to make exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time? Try RubiStar out! Registered users can save and edit rubrics online. You can access them from home, school, or on the road. Registration and use of this tool is free.

RubiStar

Growing Success

Beginning in September 2010, assessment, evaluation, and reporting in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in the document entitled Growing Success. This document aims to maintain high standards, improve student learning, and benefit students, parents, and teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the province.

Growing Success