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.

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

Sub Bag Musts

Simple ideas for what to keep in your “just-in-case” substitute teacher bag.

Sub Bag Musts

Classroom Management

This toolkit is meant to help educators effectively manage their classrooms with the goal of continuing with teaching/learning and maintaining the integrity of the classroom. Focus is on student development, not control.

Classroom Management 

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children’s Site

This is a site from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada that offers activities, games, and stories for youth and educators about Indigenous peoples’ culture, history, and languages.

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children’s Site