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. This year our first event will feature Dr. Lise Eliot, neuroscientist and author of "Pink Brain Blue Brain," who will be speaking about how gender differences develop in children. She will be speaking on November 4, 2013. Our second ThinkTank will occur on March 25, and will feature a speaker on promoting positive mental health.
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 they can be. Currently we are working with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education 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, the environment, character education, and social and emotional learning are shared with our readers. To sign up for the newsletter, please email Erica Sprules.
The Institute continues to inform our members through social media initiatives. OurFacebook and Twitter accounts provide valuable educational resources on pressing issues and offer current research materials for ongoing professional development.
If you have any questions or comments, or wish more information about our resources or events, please contact Erica Sprules.