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Table Of Contents

Setting the BC context
The BCTF: A union of professionals
School Act and Regulations and Ministerial Orders
Collective agreement
Who are teachers teaching on call?
Teachers teaching on call: Networking in the local
Your assignment as a teacher teaching on call
Should there be no lesson plan for the day
Other responsibilities
Reporting to the contract teacher
Tips for success
Long-term assignments
Daily planning
Classroom management
What works
What does not work
Dealing with power struggles
School policies and procedures
Setting standards
Guidelines for effective classroom management
Establishing a positive environment
Building students’ self-esteem
Tips for fostering self-esteem
Encouraging students
Homework tips
Homework do’s and don’ts
Student assessment and evaluation
Tips for assessment and evaluation
Record keeping
BC performance standards
Student reporting
Offcial reporting policy in BC
Learning resources
Communicating with parents/guardians
Meet-the-teacher night
Communication checklist for conferencing
Sample conference formats
Students with special needs
Ministry of Education —special education policy
Parent involvement in schools
The context
BCTF policy on parent involvement in schools
Working with teacher assistants
Preparing for a teacher teaching on call
Specifc classroom information for your TTOC
Classroom procedures and routines
Classroom routines
Working with volunteers
BCTF policy on volunteers in schools
Wellness—taking care of yourself
Personal life and work life
Perfectionism and survival
Asking for help versus doing it all yourself
Saying “yes” and saying “no”
Building a support system
How the BC Teachers’ Federation helps
Structure, decision-making, and services
The 33 PSAs within the BCTF
How your BCTF local helps
How the collective agreement helps
Others who can help
Professional development (PD)
BCTF Code of Ethics
Evaluation of teachers
Teacher Qualifcation Service (TQS)
BCTF website
BCTF online e-mail lists
BCTF publications
Local publications
The job search
School districts, superintendents, secretary-treasurers
Job interviews
What do they ask
What should not be asked
What should you ask
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Published by: Nyla Shahid on May 21, 2011
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