Advice for creating a positive classroom environment from the get-go, recommended by teacher educators at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
No one ever said this job would be easy. We all know that teaching is a highly complex and demanding activity. Good teachers use an extraordinary range of skills and strategies every day, in every class. So it’s a good thing we all love learning because we need to keep developing throughout our careers. And that’s why you’re here, right?
This is where you’ll find –
- Effective classroom management techniques to create the right physical, emotional, social and educational environment, and set the stage for positive experiences for everyone
- Differentiated instructional strategies that you can use to achieve learning objectives according to each individual’s needs
- Methods and purposes of student assessment and reporting in use in Ontario, which have become major preoccupations in education today
- Ways to address the needs of students with their own unique learning histories, interests and profiles, and who require special or attention
- How, why and when to bring technology into the Classroom and make it a positive force.
Teachers from the US, Australia and Canada share some excellent suggestions for setting the stage in the first five days of school through a series of short video clips.
Education World’s home page is full of tech related resources. Just click the top technology tab for a dropdown containing lots of great information on webquests, tech tools, apps and more.
Find out more on instructional approaches, planning and instruction that support assessments. Includes three great appendices on class profiles, learner profiles and whole school implementation from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Choose from project submissions by teachers concerning the use of information and communication technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Pick a title that interests you from this detailed list and enhance your assessment practice! Great resources on report card comments, assessment methods, student self-assessment, good assessment strategies, fine motor assessments and more.
In this excellent OTF Connects webinar, participants discuss making student thinking visible, feedback, activating students as learning resources for one another and strategies for student self-assessment.
Find out how to support students with this chart organized by “big” school transitions which students encounter.
JK-12 newsletters, links, resources and printables on collaboration between special educators and regular class teachers, adaptations for special needs learners, special classes and much more.
This ETFO pamphlet looks at how teachers, early childhood educators and child can all succeed in full-day kindergarten.
See this site for a variety of resources on general teaching, cooperative learning, class environment, use of technology, multiple intelligences and more.
ETFO’s resource booklet is packed with techniques to create a positive class environment and maintain discipline.
Is technology in the classroom a double-edged sword? View how this Ottawa teacher combats common problems and solutions for using student devices for curriculum-based learning.
Five great tips and a menu on the right for links on bullying, attentiveness, incentives/praise and much more.
Check out this lecture clip to learn how to use proactive differentiation to be ready to meet the needs of all your students with DI. Includes tips to avoid common reactive differentiation.
A TEDx Talk on bending the rules to show how tech has advanced education. Change the thinking and change the rules through three stories which debug myths and show the lessons learned to apply in your own classes.
A super article that explains how we should focus on opportunities and not apps. Three examples of balanced tech integration to support tomorrow’s literacy.
It can seem difficult to keep up with changing technology, but this site helps with a variety of links to articles and resources on specific aspects of tech in the classroom.