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If you want to get a lively discussion going here, but you're not sure how to get started, check out this great infographic, discovered by our intrepid moderator, Sheila Stewart.

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- ask open questions

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- be provocative (but polite!)

For more tips on engaging people here in the community, make sure to read our Netiquette rules. They're not just informative, they're fun too!

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Measures of Achievement

Posted by Sam on February 8, 2014 at 6:22pm 0 Comments

            It is natural to want to be successful. It is good for self-esteem. No one begins any challenge with the purpose of failure, though failure is always a possibility. It is so with any human endeavour including school. The difference with schooling is that students begin a course of education through legislation rather than choice. The subjects taken are not self determined; they are legislatively prescribed. This is to be expected as young…

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Members are welcome to ask questions and engage in discussions in this community. Comments are the opinions of individual members, and may not reflect the views of People for Education.

Please follow the online netiquette rules when posting here, and remember that all discussions and comments are public.

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Making Connections - People for Education's Annual Conference

Don't miss People for Education's 18th annual conference, Making Connections, on Saturday, November 8. Paul Tough is our keynote speaker, and there is an amazing line up of presenters. It is a great opportunity to connect with parents, teachers, trustees and researchers from across Ontario. The conference will sell out, so make sure to register soon.

For those of you in the twitter-verse, the conference hashtag is #p4e2014.

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Effective communication between trustees and their constituents

Started by Bill MacPherson in School Boards and Trustees. Last reply by Trixie Doyle Oct 15. 6 Replies

How does a trustee establish effective links or lines of communication with their school communities and to a greater extent the community at large? In many cases school trustees are indeed "the forgotten politicians" until an issue arises. As a…Continue

Tags: Communications, Trustees

Student Engagement: What does it look like?

Started by Sheila Stewart in Students. Last reply by Sheila Stewart Oct 17. 26 Replies

I have been hearing and reading a lot of discussion/debate about student engagement.  (Just when we thought it was hard to define and package what parent engagement meant) :)What does student engagement mean?  What should it look like?  How much…Continue

You Gotta Watch/Listen to this...

Started by Jacqui Strachan in You Gotta Watch/Listen to this!. Last reply by Li Ro on Sunday. 6 Replies

At the suggestion of Lori, one of our community members, I am finally starting a discussion category where people can post links to education-related videos, poems, songs, stories, etc.From Ken Robinson's famous TED Talk to spoken word artists…Continue

Meet the Moderators!

 Anelia Coppes

Anelia is the co-chair of the Near North District School Board Parent Involvement Committee, school council chair at Parry Sound High School and a school council member at the elementary school.  The mother of four children, Anelia has been actively involved at her Board, attending board and committee meetings, giving parent input on current Education issues. Anelia is a member of the People for Education Network, and you’ll often find her giving a warm welcome to new community members.  Follow her on Twitter at @aneliacoppes.

 Annie Kidder

Annie is the Executive Director of People for Education. The mother of two daughters, Annie has worked for the last 16 years to keep public education in the public eye. She attended 12 schools between kindergarten and grade 12, which may have been how she acquired her passion for public education. Annie is the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy work. She has spoken at conferences across the country and is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues. Follow her on Twitter at @anniekidder.

 Sheila Stewart

Our northernmost moderator, Sheila is a member of the People for Education Network.  She is a mother of two daughters and works on call as an ESL teacher supporting adult newcomers.  Sheila is committed to connecting and collaborating with all education stakeholders in support of student learning. Sheila enjoys connecting other parents and educators in conversations, and can regularly be found tweeting education gems from different corners of the world. Follow her on Twitter at @sheilaspeaking.

Jacqui Strachan

Jacqui is the Engagement Director at People for Education. She loves to connect with parents, community groups, and anyone who shares her passion for public education. At P4E, she helps to develop parent tip sheets, coordinates the People for Education Network, provides parent support, and runs workshops to help engage parents in their children’s education. Follow her on Twitter at @jacquistrachan.

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Sheila Stewart replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Hmm, I am not sure, Tara.  I will see what I can find on that.  Maybe someone else has those details handy?"
yesterday
Tara Fox replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Hi Sheila, A well designed safety program has many levels. Too often our school safety programs are based on reaction rather than prevention IMHO.  I have read that many safety advocates are very critical of the lack of measurement when it…"
yesterday
Li Ro replied to Jacqui Strachan's discussion 'You Gotta Watch/Listen to this...'
"Here's something interesting out of Australia, self assessments for teachers and why it contributes to student academic success and wellbeing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzDcYuSsU2E ;"
Sunday
Sheila Stewart replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Thanks, Tara.  Yes, true, safety is often one of the main reasons referred to.  Is there some "false security" in this as well though?  I am sure it is a combination of monitoring strategies and practices that help…"
Sunday
Tara Fox replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Good Morning, This is a very timely topic. I believe this to be a safety issue. Security cameras in schools and outside schools are normally elevated and looking down. A hat and or hoodie can prevent potential suspects from being identified. Three…"
Oct 24
Sheila Stewart posted a discussion

Hats: On or Off?

I recently posted a discussion with some questions about school dress codes and also mentioned hats as well.http://discuss.peopleforeducation.ca/forum/topics/school-dress-codesI thought I would start a separate discussion topic focused on hats since there are a few good blog posts that do just that (and winter is coming... :( ).  I hope this helps discussions specific to "hats in school" at the school level and…See More
Oct 23
Jacqui Strachan commented on Gay Stephenson's group 'People for Education Conference Meet Up!'
"Oh, like we're that organized, Jamie. LOL. The photo will probably take place at the end of the day, and we'll likely plan for a meet-up at lunch. "
Oct 23
Jamie Wayne de l'Eveille commented on Gay Stephenson's group 'People for Education Conference Meet Up!'
"Do we have an agenda yet for the online community meet up?"
Oct 22
Jacqui Strachan commented on Gay Stephenson's group 'People for Education Conference Meet Up!'
"We are hoping that there will be lots of social media action from the conference. Sheila spotted this gem on twitter - 5 Tips for Using Social Media during Conferences.  Number 2 is "get the hashtag right".  For the People for Ed…"
Oct 22
Profile IconCarol Mak, Regina Sheere and Peter Skipper joined People for Education Online Community
Oct 21
Sheila Stewart replied to Katrina Elchami's discussion 'Board PICs and Banking'
"If by the book/regulations can help with this.... 28. A parent involvement committee of a board shall (e) determine, in consultation with the board’s director of education and in keeping with the board’s policies, how funding, if any,…"
Oct 21
Jacqui Strachan replied to Katrina Elchami's discussion 'Board PICs and Banking'
"Hi Katrina, I heard back from a few PICs when you asked about this earlier. The five PICs that responded indicated that their position is the same as yours, ie. they do not have their own accounts. I think this is probably the case across the…"
Oct 20

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