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How Captains & Poets answers the needs of students living with autism spectrum disorder By Adrianna McQuaid Policy makers around the world are aware of the urgent need for mental health supports in schools. With an increasing number of students labelled “exceptional” each year, the pressure on school boards and public health agencies has only...
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Canadian Organization Brings Inclusion and Connection into the Classroom New curriculum addresses systemic well-being and academic challenges exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic Toronto, ON, November 19, 2021 – A new curriculum for kids in kindergarten to grade 12 aims to bridge Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with Inclusion programming to help create greater connection in the classroom....
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by Andy Howard As we emerge from the Pandemic, and life returns to normal, it is becoming increasingly clear that normal is not what we thought it was. This is doubly so in education and even more so in specialist education provisions such as the one I am proud to lead, Nugent House School. Throughout...
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NATIONAL has partnered with Captains & Poets, a Canadian organization that is revolutionizing education at home and around the world, to support its brand awareness efforts. Captains & Poets has developed a ground-breaking Kindergarten to Grade 12 program aligned to provincial curriculum that focuses on teaching children to be their true authentic selves and to...
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Cell phone,exclamation mark, urgency, notifications
by Jeff Perera Don’t judge, but if you’re like me, you have your phone in your hand more often than not which presents a series of issues – one of which is not being fully in the moment. Between FOMO, constantly checking our emails, and ‘doom scrolling’, staying on top of everything (probably to a...
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by Adrian Mack   With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting business as usual for many schools and school systems around the world, especially in places like the United States, many have considered the implications on students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health. But educators know from experience that trauma is not a new factor in the classroom....
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Velvet,red curtain opening on stage
By Adrianna McQuaid Back to school season is here, but there’s nothing familiar or predictable about it. School closures in 2020 affected 1.5 billion students around the world. The ability to navigate the unforeseen, and prepare the students for learning, is more critical than ever. The question is how. School leaders around the globe are...
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By Simon Storey You get a powerful impression of the culture of a school as soon as you walk in the door. It’s the little things and those invisible factors that tell you if you are welcome. When I look back on my career as a principal, it’s abundantly clear that we need to continue...
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By Karen Papadopoulos As a teacher with the Durham District School Board for 23 years and Head of Library at Dunbarton High School, I am optimistic about the future because kids today are more self-aware and recognize the importance of inclusivity and valuing differences in others than when I started. But high school can be...
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By Jan Frolic  I was just recovering from a year-long depression over endless dialogue around #MeToo and toxic masculinity at executive levels when I found myself at my desk, being turned inside-out, watching Christine Blasey Ford testify in the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. I listened intently as she began to turn her life into a circus...
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