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.

English Language Learner Initial Assessment of Reading and Writing

This document is a suggested sequence that can be used to assess the readiness level of English Language Learners.

ELL Initial Assessment of Reading and Writing

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

PBS Kids It’s My Life anti-bullying lesson plans

PBS Kids It’s My Life anti-bullying lesson plans. These materials are best suited to grades 3 – 7 and require a series of lessons over a period of time.

PBS Kids It’s My Life anti-bullying lesson plans

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. While many of these activities take place outside of the school setting, they have a significant impact upon the school environment. This Canadian site contains extensive information about cyberbullying and outlines suggested strategies for dealing with the issue.

Cyberbullying

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

Professionally Speaking: Environmental Education

This link connects to an article about how teachers are including environmental education concepts in their program as well as an extensive list of environmental education sites recommended in Professionally Speaking, the magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Professionally Speaking: Environmental Education