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.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting repository on EduGAINS

This section of the EduGAINS website houses ministry developed resources to support assessment in Ontario schools, including policy documents, teacher resources, videos, supports for planning, and more.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting repository on EduGAINS

Twitterati: The Indigenous Voices Edition

Are you unsure who to follow for information about First Nation, Metis, and Inuit issues? OpenCanada, a digital publication sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism, shares a listing of more than 100 social media influencers in the global Indigenous community. The list includes biographies for each entry.

OpenCanada.org is a publication of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, an “independent, non-partisan think tank with an objective and uniquely global perspective.

Twitterati: The Indigenous Voices Edition

15 Classroom Organized Hacks

Are you always trying to find materials in your class? Does it seem like there are not enough spaces for your teaching materials? This website can help you.

15 Classroom Organized Hacks

OTF: Survive & Thrive

On this website, you will find a variety of resources you may need in the classroom, including interesting activities.

OTF: Survive & Thrive

Classroom Management and Tips for Daily Occasional Teaching

With these effective classroom management tips, an OT can run his/ her daily supply job more successful.

Classroom Management and Tips for Daily Occasional Teaching

TC2

This website supports teacher by providing lessons for the development of students critical thinking skills.

TC2

Genius Hour

This is by google and supports literacy development. Students explore any topic they wish and then presents their findings to the class.

Genius Hour

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

For teachers who want to include consideration of LGBT issues in their study of social justice, a great source for materials is GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. offers a nice collection of educator guides and lesson plans as well as resources that can be accessed by youth leaders in their own advocacy work. Although it is U.S. based organization, the resources are generic enough that they can be useful in a Canadian context

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics

Are you working to develop your assessment practice? Do you struggle to decide on what to use: A rubric, success criteria, checklist? What about detailed feedback to the student? Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics (J. Gonzalez, 2014) outlines three types of rubrics that use aspects of criteria, evaluation, and feedback. The discussion about the pros and cons of these tools can be valuable to teachers developing their practice, or to experienced teachers looking for new tools.

Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics

20 Simple Assessment Strategies

The simple strategies found in this resource will allow you to collect information for your own use throughout the OT day, or to leave feedback for the classroom teacher.

20 Simple Assessment Strategies