Classroom Supports → First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Perspectives

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

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

Resources 4 Rethinking

R4R.ca provides immediate access to more than 1000 quality classroom resources. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. R4R resources have been reviewed by experienced classroom teachers and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for each province and territory. Use the search engine to find resources and read the reviews. Most of these materials can be downloaded immediately.

Resources 4 Rethinking

N’we Jinan: Dreamkeepers V6

N’we Jinan is committed to amplifying the voices and stories of Indigenous youth by providing the tools for transformative creative communication. Our programs and approach validate the narratives and experiences of young people and supplies a platform through which they can share with and further relate to their greater community.

N’we Jinan: Dreamkeepers V6

Teaching and Learning Native Languages

The Government of Canada provides a comprehensive list of resources for teaching and learning many of the Indigenous languages used across Canada. Helpful for the classroom, and to help you develop your teaching practice.

Teaching and Learning Native Languages

Math Knowledge Network

The MKN uses evidence-informed practices to improve mathematics education. The three guiding principles: addressing educator-identified needs for improved student learning, changing attitudes toward mathematics and fostering inclusion. The 4 contributing communities of practice include Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge, and Computational Thinking. Supported by many Ontario school boards, universities, and education organizations, the MKN is a hub for resources that you can use in your classroom, and as a tool to expand your knowledge of mathematics education to further develop your professional practice.

Math Knowledge Network

Life is not easy: laughter means survival

As teachers struggle with finding ways to include FNMI content and perspectives in their teaching, Indigenous people are stepping forward to sharing their perspectives in story. This free downloadable book, written in both Anishinaabemowin and English, shares stories that can help you develop a lens for examining issues from the perspectives of FNMI peoples.

Life is not easy: laughter means survival

ETFO FNMI Resources for Educators

FNMI Growth Chart Literacy Prompts & Poster Grades K-8. (Online)
• FNMI Brochure: What have you heard? Addressing misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. (online interactive resources)
• Engaging Learners Through Play: Teacher Resource Guide (available to purchase)

ETFO FNMI Resources for Educators