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.

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

ABCs of Mental Health

The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources – one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.

ABCs of Mental Health

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

Education World

Education World maintains an archive of more than 40 large collections of five-minute filler activities.

Education World