Classroom Supports → Differentiated Instruction

Everyday Mental Health Resource

This resource was co-developed over the past two years by School Mental Health ASSIST and ETFO. It has been designed to provide K – 8 educators with evidence-based strategies to help develop the social and emotional learning skills of students in the following areas:
Stress Management and Coping Skills;
Emotion Identification Skills;
Positive Motivation Skills;
Relationship Skills;
Self Confidence and Identity Skills; and
Executive Functioning Skills.
These activities were informed and field tested by ETFO members. In addition, ETFO members were involved in a research project to determine the efficacy of the activities.

Everyday Mental Health Resource

The Speech-language Resources Website

The Speech-language Resources Website has a variety of high quality programs, books, booklets and worksheets, many of them free, that can be used in your classroom. The learning activities are designed to support your students’ comprehension and use of spoken and written language. The resources can be used for students across the K-12 years.

The Speech-language Resources Website

Differentiation Is / Differentiation is Not Infographic Poster

This infographic poster looks at the definition of differentiation in terms of what it is and what it is not.

Differentiation Is / Differentiation is Not Infographic Poster

Characteristics of Differentiated Instruction Poster

This infographic poster is a quick summary of how teachers can differentiate instruction for students in various ways.

Characteristics of Differentiated Instruction Infographic Poster

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

This blog shares the learning journey of educators like you who are living the heart and art of teaching and learning with students. Teachers share their advice on classroom layout, building inclusion, classroom management, report cards and much more!

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

The Basics of Differentiated Instruction

This document has a detailed summary of differentiated instruction. This overview would be particularly helpful for those teachers who do not have a great deal of experience with differentiated instruction.

The Basics of Differentiated Instruction

Capacity Building Series

A selection of articles from the Capacity Building Series, a production by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat to support leadership and instructional effectiveness in Ontario schools.
Writing to Learn
Supporting Numeracy
Getting Started with Student Inquiry
Inquiry-based Learning
Teaching and Learning in the Core French Classroom
Canadian-born English Language Learners
Asking Effective Questions

How to Plan For Differentiated Instruction

This site contains suggestions for planning, strategies, and instructional activities that can be used to differentiate instruction.

How to Plan For Differentiated Instruction

Differentiating Instruction: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

This site contains 100s of links to various differentiated instruction sites. it also contains helpful PowerPoint presentations that discuss a variety of strategies and techniques.

Differentiating Instruction: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Growing Success

Since September 2010, assessment, evaluation, and reporting for students in Grades 1 to 12 in Ontario schools have been based on the policies and practices described in Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools – First Edition, Covering Grades 1 to 12. 

In conjunction with the release of the new Kindergarten program in 2016 a policy document Growing Success – The Kindergarten Addendum: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016 was provided as a framework for reporting on the Kindergarten program. This document aims to maintain high standards, improve student learning, and benefit students, parents, and teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the province.