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A written collaboration between yLead and Captains & Poets The past two years have placed an unprecedented draw on our resilience, and we are seeing the impact in our classrooms globally. In Canada, schools are closing because there aren’t enough teachers resulting in an unprecedented number of uncertified teachers in the classroom. In Australia, just...
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by Jennifer Johnson Since launching the Captains & Poets Program in schools in 2019 we have been exploring the ins and outs of what it means to be human – and all with the backdrop of a series of crises at home, at school and on the world stage. The erosion of the social fabric in schools...
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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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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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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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