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Inclusion
by Dr. Deeksha Sharma Taylor was a great kid. She was active, loved school and also helped with chores at home. Suddenly, after summer vacation, there was a dramatic shift in her personality. She could not focus on things and was constantly feeling tired. She started withdrawing from activities. Her parents thought that she was...
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The Yer of the Inner Compass
by Katrina MacGibbon As we transition into 2022, I am feeling a renewed sense of hope, eagerness, and anticipation for the possibilities ahead. This might seem strangely optimistic as we already find our ourselves in a similar situation of flux and uncertainty as the previous year gone by. Admittedly, I am also exhausted and anxious...
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Heart Mind Wellbeing
by Fiona Douglas-Crampton When I watched the Captains & Poets video, I thought: This is the next generation of Compassionate Leaders….and they are exactly what we need. I have been a student of leadership for a long time – having various roles, including heading up a Women’s Leadership organization.  When I took on the role...
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Beautiful-Active-Lit-Up-Brain-Child
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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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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Emotions As 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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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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COVID-19 has propelled kids on a journey of self-discovery. Captains & Poets is changing the narrative around how this global shared experience for young people could create empowered, self-aware world citizens.   The isolation and sense of loss imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on young people has the potential to mark this generation with a...
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