The physical and social environment of the school, its connections to the community, and the range of opportunities provided, are key to the development of the skills and competencies students need for long-term success.
Quality Learning Environments
Research on Quality Learning Environments
Beyond the 3R’s: Competencies that matter
Students need more than the 3Rs to be successful in school and in life. Health, citizenship, social-emotional, and creativity competencies are the ‘survival skills’ for the 21st century.
Pushing the Limits: How schools can prepare our children today for the challenges of tomorrow
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, panelists provide a vision of what schooling can look like in our rapidly changing world, and how parents and teachers can realize this vision together.
Keynote Address by Dr. Jean Clinton
In this keynote address from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, Dr. Clinton takes us on a tour of what a school could look like, with an emphasis on the formation of relationships.
Insights for system change
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
Measuring What Matters: testing new ways of teaching transferable skills
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, some of the participants involved in the Measuring What Matters field trials will share how they are integrating the MWM competencies into their teaching.
Quality learning environments: Creating conditions for learning
The learning environment has an impact on student success. To ensure that students succeed, we need to pay attention to the different ways they learn and the resources they need.
Annual Ontario school survey
Keeping track of the essential resources and programs in Ontario’s schools, and how they are affected by changes to provincial policy and funding.
Vital staff beyond teachers 2017
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at the many people who work in our schools to support student learning.
Schools as community hubs 2017
This is an excerpt from our 2017 annual report on Ontario's publicly-funded schools. It looks at community use of schools and Ontario's strategy for community hubs.
Measuring What Matters: Phase 3 progress report
This report provides an update on People for Education’s Measuring What Matters (MWM) initiative, including some of the early findings coming out of the school field trials.