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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

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Through partnerships and innovative programs the Center brings forth research on pedagogy, child development, and tools that will help you develop your teaching practice to better serve your students.

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Supporting English Language Learners

Grades 1- 8 Video and Print Resources
This resource provides a rich source of exemplary teaching practices that can be put to immediate use in the classroom and in the school. It also exemplifies best practices of schools welcoming newcomers and working effectively with community partners and families.
The print resources facilitate note-taking, inquiry, reflection and planning before, during and after viewing. Download the Viewer’s Guide in PDF for complete instructions on how to use the print and video resources.

Supporting English Language Learners

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Guide: Ontario Ministry of Education

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) is a framework for assessing and monitoring the language acquisition and literacy development of English language learners across The Ontario Curriculum.

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Guide: Ontario Ministry of Education

Planning with Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Resources Webcasts

A series of three Webcasts to inform and support teachers with their English Language Learners (ELLs) has been created. The focus of the webcasts is on planning for your ELLs using STEP. By using this tool to plan, tracking will be completed at the same time.

Planning with Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Resources Webcasts

 

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

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

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten

The document examines strategies for supporting English language learners in Kindergarten.

Supporting English Language Learners in Kindergarten