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

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

OTF Connects invites teachers to learn, share and collaborate with colleagues from across the province through rich, relevant professional learning opportunities. Sessions are offered in a wide variety of topic areas including Technology in the Classroom, Mathematics, Curriculum, Kindergarten, and Financial Literacy. More sessions will be added throughout the coming months, so check back frequently.

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

Instructional, Positive, Kid- Friendly Rubrics

This resource is the result of a collaborative project by Ontario educators to address the three types of evaluation (assessment for, as and of learning). The three rubrics created address the assessment and evaluation requirements in the 2010 “Growing Success” document as well as providing students with a means to assess their own learning with the Assessment “As” learning rubric. The included “Bump it Up” activities supports students to find ways to use teacher feedback to improve their own learning. This will also support new teachers and OTs in developing their assessment practice.

Instructional, Positive, Kid- Friendly Rubrics

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

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

This photo and video-content driven website contains professional learning for educators teaching in the Kindergarten context. Topics include observation of children, mathematics, conversations, and classroom tours.

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

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