Connectedness = hope

A growing body of research in neuroscience, psychology and sociology has demonstrated that attachment is a powerful universal need in humans, a psychological and biological necessity that regulates emotions, behaviour and physiology. It is related to a sense of belonging, which is a developmental need. An atmosphere of connectedness provides the framework to promote student […]

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Five essential steps to building a collaborative culture

I am often asked, in my role as district counsellor, how to build a collaborative culture among teachers. Collaborative cultures – or ‘ConnectZones’ – are connected cultures and there are five essential steps to build them. 1. I encourage folks to invest in learning opportunities and experiences that will give them energy and enthusiasm while […]

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A Nudge in the direction of better school communities

There is much we can do, big or small, to contribute to creating the school community of our dreams. I hope this blog will solicit different voices, each contributing to the change that builds capacities in children, youth and families. So, what are these capacities and how do they relate to the creation of positive, […]

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