5 More Lessons Learned 8 Weeks In: Inquiring into Remote Learning in Real Time

The Mabin School was founded on the belief that children are capable and competent, and their questions should guide their learning. We have always been a place where play and inquiry were central to our pedagogy, and we learn from our interactions with each other and the world around us. The current situation, where we are prevented from being together … Read More

Six Weeks In: The All-You-Can-Eat Approach to Remote Learning

The move to Remote Learning was sudden and unexpected. As one of Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker Schools, The Mabin School is used to putting relationships and empathy at the heart of all learning. When we are together in our little school house, it is remarkable to watch our teachers intuitively shift and adapt in response to the signals and cues … Read More

Gracious Professionalism

Last weekend, our Grade 5s competed in this year’s FLL Robotics competition. On Friday, we were treated to a dress rehearsal of their presentations. In assembly, each group came up and confidently presented their innovation projects, all meant to improve public spaces in our city. The Green Doctors taught us about how hospitals could use green roofs to better the … Read More

The Future of Education with Salim Ismail

Please join us at The Mabin School for an exciting evening with Salim Ismail, best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, which reached No. 1 on Amazon’s “Best-Sellers in Business Management,” and was named Frost & Sullivan’s “Growth, Innovation and Leadership Book of the Year.” Salim is a prolific speaker who has been profiled across a vast array of media outlets, including … Read More

Rigour, Relevance, and Relationship

On Friday, we had a visit from Jamie Kudlats, a former principal who has just completed his PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Jamie told me about North Carolina’s commitment to 3 R’s: Rigour, Relevance, and Relationship. This seemed like a useful lens through which to view the Mabin experience as well. Rigour: Next … Read More