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Addressing Anti-Asian Anti-Racism: A Resource for Educators

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) collaborated to create this resource. With a focus on utilizing an equity and anti-oppressive framework, this resource supports members in deepening their own knowledge, re-designing curriculum, shifting classroom conditions and creating school spaces to address anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 and beyond.

Addressing Anti-Asian Anti-Racism: A Resource for Educators

We Read Too

This is a mobile app that can be downloaded for free. It is a directory of hundreds of picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books. The app centers on books that are written and about people of colour.

We Read Too

Diverse Book Finder

A great website with lots of book recommendations and tools to diversify one’s classroom and school library collection. The website has book reviews, recommendations, highlighted books and lots of relevant research. It is focused on centering the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour authors as well as characters.

Diverse Book Finder

Canadian School Libraries Journal

This is a website that is focused on centering the experiences, viewpoints and research on school libraries. There are many articles, teaching strategies and lesson ideas that new teachers can learn from. It also shows the power of collaborating with the teacher and school teacher-librarian on various curriculum subjects. This website is powerful because it can help new teachers get ideas of how to approach various projects and lessons for various subject areas with a particular focus on literacy education.

Canadian School Libraries Journal

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

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

Youth Mental Health Canada

A website devoted to youth mental health. It has lots of resources related to the subject as well as research and links to other resources.

Youth Mental Health Canada

Consent at Early Age

This article provides strategies for educators on how to talk about consent from preschool to high school.

Consent at Early Age

30 Character-building Ideas and Activities for School

Suggestions for building a positive classroom climate.

30 Character-building Ideas and Activities for School