Resources for Rethinking (R4R) is a FREE online database compiled by Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) where educators can search for high-quality, teacher-reviewed, curriculum-matched resources (including lesson plans, videos, children’s books, outdoor activities and apps/games) on issues related to sustainability.
This is the place to learn about cool, new approaches and initiatives that other teachers are working on and you may not have been exposed to. We’ll also use this space to add links to new curriculum or policy docs released by the government, or new and interesting research with implications for teaching practice.
Developed by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and funded by the Government of Canada's Department of Heritage, Paths to Reconciliation includes a website and a suite of educational resources built from the first-hand accounts of residential school survivors.
Resources to support teachers in implementing digital literacy into teaching practice and to help develop digital literacy lessons and activities that suit students’ needs.
The Canadian Teachers' Federation presents elementary and secondary lesson plans, discussion questions and a list of resources, as part of its Imagineaction social justice program. Register for free to access these teacher resources and more.
Multi-media resources for secondary school teachers and students, aimed at promoting awareness and reconciliation. The student assignments, including many video links, are accessible without sign-up.
Powerful collection of testimonies and resources from the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) to increase awareness and knowledge of the history and legacy of the Residential School System in Canada.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) was created to preserve the memory of Canada’s Residential School system and legacy. Its website contains excellent resources for educators and others.
Multimedia toolkit developed by COPA and OTF, with an educator’s guide and 10 short animated films in six Indigenous languages. Topics include pride and identity, understanding racism and discrimination, building and strengthening relationships with families and nurturing safe and healthy schools and communities.
This adaptation of the gripping human rights project by the Canadian Teacher Federation includes testimonies by three Indigenous Canadians (Wilton Littlechild, Mary Simon and Tim Thompson), in English, French and the mother tongue of each activist (Cree, Inuktitut and Mohawk). Lesson plans can be used with students from Grades 5 to 12.
Part of OSSTF’s Common Threads project, Full Circle contains cross-curricular lesson plans and resources for secondary schools, designed for use in a wide range of courses, including civics, history, social sciences, English, geography, business, careers, physical education and science.
Supporting the 2015 tour of the children’s play Spirit Horse, this ETFO site contains literally dozens of excellent resources for use in elementary classrooms and to better educate ourselves about the history and realities of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
TVO’s second inspiring eBook, developed in collaboration with educators across Ontario and released in June 2016, demonstrates the power of voice and agency in professional learning.
Everything you ever wanted to know about growth mindset – What it is and how teachers can unlock the research work of famous Psychology professor Dr Carol Dweck on students’ attitudes to failure to drive motivation and achievement.
Created by teachers for teachers, TVO’s TeachOntario is an online community where educators can explore, share and create resources and knowledge. All Ontario educators can participate for free.
Focused on science, adventure and conservation, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants uses Google Hangouts to enable teachers and students to connect to guest speakers and virtual field trips from around the world without ever leaving their classrooms.
Many free modules on iTunesU for teachers and administrators on how to combine targeted learning experiences, iPad technology and educational research to transform student performance in Intermediate Mathematics.
If sharing learning, bringing the world into your classroom and taking your classroom out into the world sound like the kind of learning you want to do, this is the resource for you! Connect with hundreds of organizations and experts around the world who are willing to share their knowledge – for free!