The Sterling Institute's mission is to provide a forum for educators to stimulate intellectual curiosity and develop best teaching practices, to promote a mindful appreciation of the world around us, and to be a leader and innovator in research within the educational community.
We continue to host ThinkTanks that bring together educators, parents, and practitioners on current hot topics in education. Dr. Thomas Phelan (1-2-3 Magic) and Ronald Morrish (Real Discipline) spoke to the faculty of SHS on Tuesday, August 26 on the topic of character education and classroom management. This year our second event will feature Louisa Jewell, president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, who will present on positive psychology and its place in a character education program on November 3. Finally, The Sterling Institute will be hosting a character education "unconference" on March 24 where educators can share what they are currently doing in their own schools with respect to character education.
The Institute also conducts in-house action research in order to inform our practices. Additionally, we partner with outside organizations to ensure that our programs are the best that they can be. Currently we are working with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as well as the Sunnybrook Research Institute, on a variety of topics in the area of health and physical education.
Each month, our editor produces an electronic newsletter that outlines topics and keynotes for upcoming events. Relevant resources in the areas of research, character education, and social and emotional learning are shared with our readers. To sign up for the newsletter, please email Erica Sprules.
If you have any questions or comments, or wish more information about our resources or events, please contact Erica Sprules.