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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

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

Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia: A Guide for Educators

The Islamic Social Services Association and the National Council of Canadian Muslims have partnered to deliver this guide for educators, to help teachers and guidance counselors in the assessment, assistance and support of students dealing with grief, fear and confusion as a result of Islamophobia and geopolitical issues. The Guide will assist educational professionals in understanding the impact of hate, war trauma, secondary trauma and terrorism and through this foster empathy that can assist affected youth in finding a successful and productive way of life. Links to resources and lesson plans are included.

Helping Kids Deal with Trauma Related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia: A Guide for Educators

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

Youth Mental Health Canada

A website devoted to youth mental health. It has lots of resources related to the subject as well as research and links to other resources.

Youth Mental Health Canada

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

List of podcasts of Indigenous women sharing stories through oral storytelling for a 21st-century accessible audience.

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

School Library Journal

A website with relevant articles connected to social justice, representation and equity. Focus on lessons from school libraries and book collection reviews and development.

School Library Journal

Consent at Early Age

This article provides strategies for educators on how to talk about consent from preschool to high school.

Consent at Early Age

Embrace Race Raising a Brave Generation

This is a website that is dedicated to helping educators think, talk and ensure they are keeping race in mind as they plan their lessons and learning spaces. It is a website that helps educators ensure their classrooms are not colour blind but rather culturally relevant and responsive.

Embrace Race Raising a Brave Generation