Classroom Supports → Social Justice

Edutopia

This is a website with a plethora of resources on many different teaching topics related to K-12 education. Through the articles, stories, resource recommendations, the website shares best practices for teachers. There are various categories such as project based learning, teacher development and social emotional learning that will support teachers.

Edutopia

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

Addressing Anti-Asian Anti-Racism: A Resource for Educators

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) collaborated to create this resource. With a focus on utilizing an equity and anti-oppressive framework, this resource supports members in deepening their own knowledge, re-designing curriculum, shifting classroom conditions and creating school spaces to address anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 and beyond.

Addressing Anti-Asian Anti-Racism: A Resource for Educators

We Read Too

This is a mobile app that can be downloaded for free. It is a directory of hundreds of picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books. The app centers on books that are written and about people of colour.

We Read Too

Diverse Book Finder

A great website with lots of book recommendations and tools to diversify one’s classroom and school library collection. The website has book reviews, recommendations, highlighted books and lots of relevant research. It is focused on centering the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour authors as well as characters.

Diverse Book Finder

Historica Canada-Heritage Minute

This website has a lot of great historic minutes that will help students learn about a comprehensive Canadian history. In particular, a new heritage minute has been added that shares and celebrates the life of Oscar Peterson who was known as Canada’s most honoured musicians and jazz pianists.

Historica Canada-Heritage Minute

Parents for Diversity-Periodic Table of Canadian Black History

A great resource and link created by Parents for Diversity to support work around ensuring Black History is part of the curriculum. This Periodic Table lists authors, human rights activists, entrepreneurs, athletes and artists who continue to inspire and have made a difference. There is a digital and pdf version of this resource and it is available in both English and French.

Parents for Diversity-Periodic Table of Canadian Black History

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

Racial Equity Tools

This is a website that has been made to support the movement of racial equity for individual and groups. There are many resources and tools offered throughout the website that connect to learning the terminology of racial justice, teaching tips and lesson ideas in a cross curricular way. It is a great resource for teachers’ professional development as well as using the materials to bring into their classrooms in a upper elementary to highschool level.

Racial Equity Tools

The Conscious Kid

This website is focused on supporting work around racial justice and racial literacy for teachers and families. There are many different resources such as booklists and blog posts that model for adults how to have these sometimes ‘tough conversations with the young people in their lives. This website is great for bringing lesson ideas into one’s classroom as well as personal professional development.

The Conscious Kid