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.

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

Teaching Tolerance

This is a website that provides teachers with curriculum support (lesson plans, articles) to critically plan and teach from a social justice lens and ensure all are represented.

Teaching Tolerance

Embrace Race Raising a Brave Generation

This is a website that is dedicated to helping educators think, talk and ensure they are keeping race in mind as they plan their lessons and learning spaces. It is a website that helps educators ensure their classrooms are not colour blind but rather culturally relevant and responsive.

Embrace Race Raising a Brave Generation

Mirrors, Windows, Doors Celebrating Diversity in a whole world of Children’s and YA Literature

A website dedicated to thinking about diversity in literature. There are many articles and theme-related reading lists for elementary, middle and high school students. This website helps educators critically assess the literature they share with students.

Mirrors, Windows, Doors Celebrating Diversity in a whole world of Children’s and YA Literature

Education World’s Activities for the First Day of School

Are you looking for the perfect way to get to know your students and help them get to know one another? This collection of teacher-tested icebreakers will do just that. And for OTs, one of these can be the perfect intro to an assignment in a new group at any time of year!

Education World’s Activities for the First Day of School

The Calm Schools Initiative

The Calm Schools Initiative is offering every teacher in the world free access to Calm, the mindfulness app that hundreds of thousands of people all over the world use every day. The organization’s stated aim is to empower teachers with mindfulness tools and resources they can use to help kids learn this new skill.

The Calm Schools Initiative

Classroom Organization

Despite a teacher’s best intentions, a cluttered classroom environment could be distracting students from learning. Drawing on the growing body of research, the author discusses how visual, layout, and wall colour may have a negative impact on students’ moods.

Classroom Organization