Classroom Resources

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Classroom Resources

All Classroom resources used in the classroom must be chosen intentionally.  It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure resources are free from bias.

What is a resource

Resources can be categorized into two groups:

  • Temporary, short-term, teacher-led resources
  • Permanent, long-term or ongoing, self-standing resources

Choosing resources is a part of being a teacher

Inclusive Education Policy

  • Responsive, Equitable Practices, Supports, and Interventions section (CRP)

Teaching Standards

Standard Two: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach them

  • The teacher has a deep knowledge of the Nova Scotia curriculum, including instructional resources, instructional strategies, assessment practices, integration of technology, Essential Graduation Competencies, and the progression of learning outcomes.
  • The teacher knows how to provide culturally-responsive teaching that includes integrating, ethnic and cultural content, assessment practices, and instructional resources.
  • ensures that learning experiences reflect accurate and current content and address misconceptions.
  • addresses bias in instructional resources, personal attitudes and beliefs and societal structures.
Short Term Resources

Temporary, short-term, teacher-led resources

For such resources, ie - the morning newspaper, a YouTube video, we offer you a quick scaffold for making a choice on whether the resource can be used with your students (Know the Signals style…)

Long Term Resources

Permanent, long-term or ongoing, self-standing resources

For such resources, ie - novels, moodle materials, online platforms, we offer you a bias evaluation tool you can complete online.  This process includes the people in your Region who can support you in deciding whether a resource is the right choice.