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.

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching

From the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), this guide designed to help Initial Teacher Education students find materials that centre or focus on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit worldviews, experiences and knowledges for teaching in the K-12 classroom can be useful for teachers at any stage of their career.

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching

FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8

ETFO is pleased to announce a new FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8.

This companion resource supports members utilizing the FNMI texts listed in the ETFO Growth Chart (PDF | RTF) by introducing diverse worldviews, perspectives and presence of Indigenous experiences, histories, knowledge and philosophies through the texts, literacy prompts and enrichment activities.

The resource is free and is available online in both PDF and Word format.

FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8

The Speech-language Resources Website

The Speech-language Resources Website has a variety of high quality programs, books, booklets and worksheets, many of them free, that can be used in your classroom. The learning activities are designed to support your students’ comprehension and use of spoken and written language. The resources can be used for students across the K-12 years.

The Speech-language Resources Website

Code to Learn

Code to Learn offers free professional learning to Canadians on coding with young people. MicroWorlds coding software is available at no cost to engage youth across Canada. They work with educators and other community members to co-design curriculum activities & Coding Challenges—including the popular micro:bits!  Access the Code to Learn Community to get started with simple activities, request free books, resources and workshops, and find self-directed learning about computational thinking, MicroWorlds EX, JR and micro:bits coding activities.

Code to Learn

Ontario EcoSchools

Resources from this organization will help educators to nurture environmental leaders, reduce the ecological impact of schools, and build environmentally responsible school communities. Although many of the resources are designed as long-term activities, some lessons can be used as stand-alone activities that support not only environmental literacy but also the behaviours that foster environmental literacy expectations for Ontario students.

Ontario EcoSchools

Codewars

As OTs we are sometimes required to teach unfamiliar material, such as coding. To start your own learning journey check out Codewars, which offers a fun and unique way to learn to code. With a martial-arts theme, the program is based on challenges called “kata.” Complete them to earn honour and progress to higher ranks. This is a fun way to learn programming online if you’re motivated by a little gamification!

Coding challenges they offer: CoffeeScript, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, Clojure, and Haskell

Codewars

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario is a subject association for First Nations, Métis and Inuit education in Ontario, Canada. They support and help all educators understand issues related to First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada as well as offer strategies for teaching this content to all learners. Membership is free.

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario

Free Special Needs Teaching Resources

SEN Teacher is amongst the oldest teaching resource sites and has over 300,000 regular users. Their learning materials are free to share and use in schools or at home. The Print tools on SEN Teacher allow you to create, adapt and share teaching resources for a wide-range of abilities. No login or registration is required to use SEN Teacher.

Free Special Needs Teaching Resources

Onion Lake youth promote resilience and coping strategies through music video

This is a music video made by Indigenous youth talking about relevant issues they are facing. A brave, positive and inspiring lens that teachers can use to teach various issues like reconciliation, treaty rights etc.

Onion Lake youth promote resilience and coping strategies through music video

EdCan Network

This website has lots of information for teachers and information for network events. Some events include truth and reconciliation, reading recovery etc.

EdCan Network