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.

Parents for Diversity

This is a great website for educators to interact with the Diversity Library. There are many different categories and themes such as Gender Identity and Mindfulness to explore and learn about book recommendations through an equity lens. Teachers can also check out the blog for relevant, anti-oppressive insight on various educational issues.

Parents for Diversity

The Tiny Activists

This website is devoted and committed to helping to think critically about ‘what and who is in their bookshelves”. The website provides many booklists for relevant topics and identity groups as well as corresponding information of ‘look fors’. The site also includes relevant, recent books through an equity and culturally relevant and responsive lens. This website is a great place for educators to continue their work around critical thinking and resource selection.

The Tiny Activists

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) provides many different wetlands and environmental education choices and resources for teachers to educate young people about wetlands, conservation and what they can do to help.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspective in Environmental Inquiry

Natural Curiosity is an inquiry-based approach to environmental studies developed by The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. This resource promotes cross-curricular integration of essential environmental and sustainability principles. As well as offering a book to purchase in both French and English, the site also produces a newsletter that is accessible at no cost. Check out the section about awards for your work in Environmental Education!

Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspective in Environmental Inquiry

Resources for Professionals in French Language Education

French Language Resource Centre has curated a collection of mostly free French Language resources for your planning and classroom use. It’s sure to please!

Resources for Professionals in French Language Education

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada fosters meaningful connections with the outdoors for children and youth.

Thrive Outside offers tips for educators who wish to increase outdoor learning for their students. Educators might also wish to explore the Forest School Practitioner programs that support educators in developing skills for bringing meaningful outdoor education into their teaching practice.

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

8 Strategies to Manage the 21st Century Classroom

Using technology in the classroom can seem overwhelming when you have multiple objectives to achieve each day and a class full of students to engage simultaneously. So how do we manage the advancing 21st-century classroom environment? Here are eight real-world strategies to slay the daunting, technology classroom dragon.

8 Strategies to Manage the 21st Century Classroom

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Explore this educator’s guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

ABCs of Mental Health

The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources – one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.

ABCs of Mental Health

Scholastic: First Day Ideas

OTs: This fabulous collection of first-day ideas will also keep kids active and engaged through the day with you.

Scholastic: First Day Ideas