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What matters in Indigenous education: Implementing a vision committed to holism, diversity and engagement
Dr. Pamela Toulouse explores an Indigenous approach to quality learning environments and the Measuring What Matters competencies/skills.
The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency
This report looks at the influence of teaching in helping students become "more conscientious, more focused on preparing for the future, and more convinced that smart is something that you become by working hard."
Samara’s Democracy 360, a report card on the state of Canada’s democracy, focuses on the complex relationship between citizens and political leadership.
New Evidence That Teaching Social and Emotional Skills to Inner-City Students Can Contribute to Their Academic Achievement
This research examines social-emotional learning as a promising approach to promote academic proficiency, especially for those students most at risk.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 calls to action.
Message not delivered: the myth of apathetic youth and the importance of contact in political participation
In this report, Samara Canada compares political participation and contact rates between citizens and Canadian political leaders across three age groups.
Social-emotional skills: the new basics
Dr. Stuart Shanker examines current research on social-emotional skills, and why they are essential for students' long-term success.
Measuring What Matters: Creativity Domain
Dr. Rena Upitis of Queen's University examines why creativity and innovation are core skills for long-term success.
Measuring What Matters: The School Context Model – How School Environments Shape Students’ Opportunities to Learn
Dr. Nina Bascia, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, highlights the interactive and dynamic environments in schools that support and shape rich learning experiences for students and educators.
Measuring What Matters: Physical and Mental Health in Schools
This report outlines the long-term benefits - to students' educational and life outcomes - of supporting students' health through comprehensive school health programs.