Classroom Supports → Instructional Strategies

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

The Balanced Literacy Diet

This resource provides an overview of balanced literacy in the elementary grades. It was developed by university-based and school-based literacy experts, working together to put what is known about best practice into a form that we hope you will find both effective and practical.

The Balanced Literacy Diet

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

Learning for a Sustainable Future – Pedagogical Resources

Never before have the demands placed on education been greater. As the world’s population nears the 7.5 billion mark and environmental limits are being exceeded, educational practice needs to change to better prepare citizens to address the rising economic social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. This requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for a sustainable future.
LSF has developed a series of professional development tools to assist educators in implementing transformative learning and teaching in their classrooms.

Learning for a Sustainable Future – Pedagogical Resources

TC2

This website supports teacher by providing lessons for the development of students critical thinking skills.

TC2

Types of Student Inquiry

This infographic outlines the different levels of student inquiry.

Types of Student Inquiry

Make Room for Engaging in Inquiry Learning

Offers research-based strategies for using inquiry-based instruction to support the development of literacy skills.

Make Room for Engaging in Inquiry Learning

Reading Strategies Poster

This poster, which could be turned into an anchor chart, lists 7 reading strategies with explanations: predict, visualize, question, connect, identify, infer, and evaluate.

Reading Strategies Poster

Picture Books that Promote Growth Mindset

This blog post suggests 5 picture books one can use to promote growth mindset.  These books display characters that persevere, learn the value of positive self-talk, and come to understand the value of creativity and originality.

Picture Books that Promote Growth Mindset

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