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.

Racial Equity Tools

This is a website that has been made to support the movement of racial equity for individual and groups. There are many resources and tools offered throughout the website that connect to learning the terminology of racial justice, teaching tips and lesson ideas in a cross curricular way. It is a great resource for teachers’ professional development as well as using the materials to bring into their classrooms in a upper elementary to highschool level.

Racial Equity Tools

The Conscious Kid

This website is focused on supporting work around racial justice and racial literacy for teachers and families. There are many different resources such as booklists and blog posts that model for adults how to have these sometimes ‘tough conversations with the young people in their lives. This website is great for bringing lesson ideas into one’s classroom as well as personal professional development.

The Conscious Kid

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

This is a great list of curated podcasts for teachers that cover a variety of topics and grade levels. Most of the podcasts listed are by teachers for teachers so they have a great insider perspective to the lived experiences of teachers. The podcasts cover topics such as math, equity, steam and leadership. There is something for everyone!

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

Teaching Tolerance

This website provides resources that support teachers as they help their students become active citizens through a social justice lens. The resources are categorized in different topics for easy browsing and accessibility such as Classroom Resources, Professional Development and Podcasts. Teachers will be able to find a variety of resources to support their work in different subject areas as well as gain ideas and continue to develop their social justice teaching lens.

Teaching Tolerance

Example Article: Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusive

Black Education Matters

This is an amazing website with many different resources for classroom use as well as professional development material for teachers to support their critical consciousness. The resources can be used with different age group and are cross-curricular. The resources are focused on the Black Lives Matter movement and making anti-racist education practical and accessible for different grades. The website also focuses on centering and bringing forward Black and racialized voices.

Black Education Matters

NCTM

Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world’s largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada. It is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

NCTM

Resources 4 Rethinking

R4R.ca provides immediate access to more than 1000 quality classroom resources. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. R4R resources have been reviewed by experienced classroom teachers and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for each province and territory. Use the search engine to find resources and read the reviews. Most of these materials can be downloaded immediately.

Resources 4 Rethinking

Elementary, Middle, and High School Level Curricula — All Free Now and Forever

The Overcoming Obstacles life skills curriculum is organized into elementary, middle, and high school levels, each beginning with the three fundamental skills on which all other skills can be built: communication, decision making, and goal setting.
Lesson topics include service learning & citizenship, bullying prevention, conflict resolution, problem solving, confidence building, and respect.

Elementary, Middle, and High School Level Curricula — All Free Now and Forever

Teaching African Canadian History

This is an excellent website put together by historian Natasha Henry. It is a website with an abundance of resources for teachers to embed African Canadian history in a cross-curricular way. The resources, primary source documents and blog posts give insight and examples of how to do this work in the classroom.

Teaching African Canadian History

Urban Iskwew

This is a great website with colouring pages created by an Indigenous visual artist. Often times we want to teach our students authentic information from their own voices of the Indigenous community. The colouring pages on this website can be a starting point for important discussions around Orange shirt day, reconciliation etc. One of the most important aspects of this website is that it represents and shows the Indigenous community in ‘everyday ways’.

Urban Iskwew