This issue of People for Education’s Newsletter includes:
- Board contemplates new model for French language
- School repair and renewal falling behind
- New report shows public wants higher spending on education
- Social media this week
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Education key to reconciliation
Justice Sinclair challenges Canadians
At a celebration on November 24th, hosted by TD Bank, Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, called public education the vehicle to ensure that children can move forward and keep society going in the right direction.
Sinclair said, “If you’re looking for something to do, I challenge you to do this: Read the Calls to Action. Pick one. Make sure it happens. That’s what I ask of you. You don’t have to try them all. Pick one and make it happen.”
Call to Action #62 b calls on governments to “Provide the necessary funding to post-secondary institutions to educate teachers on how to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into classrooms.”
To read more of what Justice Sinclair said, click here.
Making Connections 2015
Conference focuses on citizenship, building broad skills
Citizenship prizes and mandatory community service are not teaching young people the skills they need to be engaged citizens, says University of New Brunswick professor, Dr. Alan Sears, keynote speaker at People for Education’s 19th annual conference.
Visit the conference website to watch Dr. Sears’ speech and read highlights from the discussion on citizenship education; check out the conference photo gallery and tweets; and watch the plenary panel with Carolyn Bennett, Craig Alexander, Wanda Nanibush and Faisal Moola.
Social media this week
What people are talking about…
“In Finland, play is a skill that is honed through experience…”
Pasi Sahlberg writes about what makes Finland’s education system unique,
How many cabinet ministers can you name?
In this video, a very young citizen schools us all!
“…enterprising curiosity, undefeatable spirit, tenacity, and above all, compassion.”This article looks at the essential role schools play in building community cohesion.
Changes to streaming and kindergarten. What can we learn from the great German school turnaround?
“…measuring social and emotional well-being offers schools another way to assess their efforts to help students.” American consortium describes new ways to measure success.
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This issue of People for Education’s newsletter includes:
- Loss of mandatory census affects education funding
- Don’t miss People for Education’s 19th Annual Conference
- Is Ontario going to get a provincial “Hubs R Us” office?
- Need help? Talk to the Ombudsman.
- New report recommends end to streaming in grade 9
- Supporting social-emotional development through theatre
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Welcome back from P4E.
This issues includes:
- Register now for Making Connections.
- Welcome Elyse!
- Are kids born creative? Or is creativity a teachable / learnable skill?
- Supporting Citizenship Education: Student Vote 2015
- Have your say on music education in Ontario
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