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Resource of the Month Archive · Resource of the Month Archive — 2012

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Resource of the Month Archive — 2012

The OSSTF/FEESO Educational Services Committee provides a monthly resource that members may find useful in their classrooms, worksites or personal lives.

The resource is often linked to a particular date of interest within that month, for example Persons Day in October, Black History Month or National Aboriginal Day in June.  The Resource of the Month may be a link to a particular website, a book, a journal or research report. The resource often provides content that is classroom-friendly including lesson plans and curriculum support.

 
December It Starts With You, It Stays With Him
  E-Learning modules that promote healthy, respectful relationships and provide ideas to address gender-based violence and harassment
 
November Canadian War Museum
  A website offering Canadian resources on World War I history and Remembrance Day activities.
 
October Independent Reading: Inside the Box
  Independent Reading: Inside the Box is a fantastic literacy resource that can be used in any classroom from Kindergarten to grade 12. While it is promoted for use in classrooms up to grade 6, it has been utilized with great success in many secondary English classrooms.
 
September MyGSA.ca
  mygsa.ca offers educators, parents, youth, and the community a tremendous variety of supports for working with Queer youth. The site is accessible, easily navigated, and contains a large number of teaching and support resources.
 
August Bitstrips for Schools
  Free for educational workers, Bitstrips is an educational and safe web service that empowers students to make and share comics.
 
July Self-Care For Life
  “Self Care for Life”, a book written by Skye Alexander, Meera Lester & Carolyn Dean offers daily tips for the preservation of your mind, body and spirit. It is important for education workers in the helping professions to look after themselves, and to recharge when necessary.
 
June Ted Talks
  Ted is a non-profit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. It is a collection of talks from inspired thinkers from around the world who present their topic in the most engaging and innovative ways they can think of.
 
May Still Not Laughing: A Toolkit for Action
  This print-based bilingual resource works in parallel to the Resource List (2010) (PDF) and the latest OSSTF/FESSO workshop “Still Not Laughing” to further address issues of sexual harassment in our workplaces.
 
April Art Works
  Art Works provides lesson plan ideas, curriculum connections and assessment and evaluation tools for Art educators and those interested in introducing art and culture into their courses.
 
March Sync.ca
  Marc Saltzman’s blog, complete with tech trends, how-to’s, the latest in hardware and gadgets, advice and the latest in tech news.
 
February Black History Canada
  Online resources on the history of Canada’s Black Community
 
January ABCs of Mental Health Educator’s Resource
  An easy-to-access information and strategies for educators dealing with youth mental health issues.