Classroom Supports → Differentiated Instruction

ADL Fighting hate for Good

This website has a lot of comprehensive professional development articles for educators, lesson plan ideas, blog posts and other resources. All focused on teaching and learning from an anti-racism stance.

ADL Fighting hate for Good

49th Kids

This website is a database of Canadian-authored children and young adult books. It features booklists, relevant resources and suggestions. A very comprehensive website that is easy to navigate.

49th Kids

Mister OT: School-Based Occupational Therapy Resource

This website is a great resource for teachers and families focused on supporting students of all learning abilities. There are many different strategies, benchmarks and frameworks focused on fine motor, sensory and handwriting tips. It is focused on supporting Special Education teachers and students in a very differentiated way but is also important for all classrooms and students.

Mister OT: School-Based Occupational Therapy Resource

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 Inclusive Classroom

This is a website created by a teacher who specializes in Inclusive and Special Education. The website is set up in a very accessible way with many teaching tips and strategies to ensure that our teaching and cleanroom environment centers diverse groups of learners. The website focuses on emphasizing the importance of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

The Inclusive Classroom

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

Black Education Matters

This is an amazing website with many different resources for classroom use as well as professional development material for teachers to support their critical consciousness. The resources can be used with different age group and are cross-curricular. The resources are focused on the Black Lives Matter movement and making anti-racist education practical and accessible for different grades. The website also focuses on centering and bringing forward Black and racialized voices.

Black Education Matters

NCTM

Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world’s largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada. It is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

NCTM

Teaching African Canadian History

This is an excellent website put together by historian Natasha Henry. It is a website with an abundance of resources for teachers to embed African Canadian history in a cross-curricular way. The resources, primary source documents and blog posts give insight and examples of how to do this work in the classroom.

Teaching African Canadian History