Classroom Supports → Inclusive Schools

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

Urban Iskwew

This is a great website with colouring pages created by an Indigenous visual artist. Often times we want to teach our students authentic information from their own voices of the Indigenous community. The colouring pages on this website can be a starting point for important discussions around Orange shirt day, reconciliation etc. One of the most important aspects of this website is that it represents and shows the Indigenous community in ‘everyday ways’.

Urban Iskwew

Parents for Diversity

This is a great website for educators to interact with the Diversity Library. There are many different categories and themes such as Gender Identity and Mindfulness to explore and learn about book recommendations through an equity lens. Teachers can also check out the blog for relevant, anti-oppressive insight on various educational issues.

Parents for Diversity

The Tiny Activists

This website is devoted and committed to helping to think critically about ‘what and who is in their bookshelves”. The website provides many booklists for relevant topics and identity groups as well as corresponding information of ‘look fors’. The site also includes relevant, recent books through an equity and culturally relevant and responsive lens. This website is a great place for educators to continue their work around critical thinking and resource selection.

The Tiny Activists

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