Ontario’s Ministry of Education has requested public input as they develop a strategy leading up to next year’s election. Called From Great to Excellent, the intent is produce a renewed vision for Ontario’s public schools.
My participation in the Mississauga leg of the in-person consultations encouraged me to contribute my experience and ideas to the province’s effort. What started out as a brief memo has now turned into an informal white paper – a combination of both my research and practice in this sector. I’m calling my paper Suggestions From the Frontlines, and invite you to have a read for yourself.
Regardless of what the current administration proposes this spring, I believe we will continue to see a shift towards learning models that incentivise cultures of trust rather than the culture of compliance that permeates so many of contemporary education institutions.