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.

Supporting English Language Learners

Grades 1- 8 Video and Print Resources
This resource provides a rich source of exemplary teaching practices that can be put to immediate use in the classroom and in the school. It also exemplifies best practices of schools welcoming newcomers and working effectively with community partners and families.
The print resources facilitate note-taking, inquiry, reflection and planning before, during and after viewing. Download the Viewer’s Guide in PDF for complete instructions on how to use the print and video resources.

Supporting English Language Learners

The Brown Bag Teacher

Great ideas for organizing your classroom.

The Brown Bag Teacher

Teaching and Learning Native Languages

The Government of Canada provides a comprehensive list of resources for teaching and learning many of the Indigenous languages used across Canada. Helpful for the classroom, and to help you develop your teaching practice.

Teaching and Learning Native Languages

The Balanced Literacy Diet

This resource provides an overview of balanced literacy in the elementary grades. It was developed by university-based and school-based literacy experts, working together to put what is known about best practice into a form that we hope you will find both effective and practical.

The Balanced Literacy Diet

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