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.

Math Knowledge Network

The MKN uses evidence-informed practices to improve mathematics education. The three guiding principles: addressing educator-identified needs for improved student learning, changing attitudes toward mathematics and fostering inclusion. The 4 contributing communities of practice include Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge, and Computational Thinking. Supported by many Ontario school boards, universities, and education organizations, the MKN is a hub for resources that you can use in your classroom, and as a tool to expand your knowledge of mathematics education to further develop your professional practice.

Math Knowledge Network

Learning for a Sustainable Future – Pedagogical Resources

Never before have the demands placed on education been greater. As the world’s population nears the 7.5 billion mark and environmental limits are being exceeded, educational practice needs to change to better prepare citizens to address the rising economic social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. This requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for a sustainable future.
LSF has developed a series of professional development tools to assist educators in implementing transformative learning and teaching in their classrooms.

Learning for a Sustainable Future – Pedagogical Resources

Life is not easy: laughter means survival

As teachers struggle with finding ways to include FNMI content and perspectives in their teaching, Indigenous people are stepping forward to sharing their perspectives in story. This free downloadable book, written in both Anishinaabemowin and English, shares stories that can help you develop a lens for examining issues from the perspectives of FNMI peoples.

Life is not easy: laughter means survival

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Guide: Ontario Ministry of Education

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) is a framework for assessing and monitoring the language acquisition and literacy development of English language learners across The Ontario Curriculum.

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Guide: Ontario Ministry of Education

Planning with Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Resources Webcasts

A series of three Webcasts to inform and support teachers with their English Language Learners (ELLs) has been created. The focus of the webcasts is on planning for your ELLs using STEP. By using this tool to plan, tracking will be completed at the same time.

Planning with Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Resources Webcasts

 

Google Tools for Education

Wishing you know more about Google tools for education? Wish no more! Google has an entire library of online tutorials to help you, from basics of using their platform to info on how to use the tools to facilitate learning of the diverse needs of the students in your classrooms.

Google Tools for Education

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Explore this educator’s guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Children’s Mental Health Ontario: Teacher Resources

This page contains resources that describe the most likely mental health problems to be present in today’s classrooms. These guides offer tips on early identification and intervention, practical suggestions on how to accommodate and respond to students with mental health problems, and information on combating stigma in the classroom.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario: Teacher Resources

Geoguessr

When your plan falls through, your students are losing steam, or you have some time to fill Geoguessr is a great education resource for your students. As a whole-class or individual activity, students use clues to guess the location provided to them. Free account has limited functionality.

Geoguessr

Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia: A Guide for Educators

The Islamic Social Services Association and the National Council of Canadian Muslims have partnered to deliver this guide for educators, to help teachers and guidance counselors in the assessment, assistance and support of students dealing with grief, fear and confusion as a result of Islamophobia and geopolitical issues. The Guide will assist educational professionals in understanding the impact of hate, war trauma, secondary trauma and terrorism and through this foster empathy that can assist affected youth in finding a successful and productive way of life. Links to resources and lesson plans are included.

Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia: A Guide for Educators