Nancy’s Notes 10/6/2021

Taking Responsible Risks Requires Safe and Secure Relationships “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” (Alfie Cohn) In March, 2019, The Mabin School launched The Centre for Relationship-Based Learning. Based on the work of Dr. David Tranter, we helped to found a network of educators from across … Read More

Nancy’s Note 9/29/21

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun On Labour Day weekend, I moved my son into residence at university. It seems like yesterday that he was a little baby, lying in my arms as I gazed at him, besotted by his chubby, cherubic face. Many of you are having a similar experience as your children head into Grade 6, their last … Read More

Nancy’s Notes 9/22/2021

Learning on the Go One thing we are really good at at The Mabin School is learning on the go. A good thing too, since we are “on the go” so much these days! In our temporary space, our playspace is all off campus. We are making extensive use of the local parks and other nearby resources throughout the day. … Read More

Nancy’s Notes – 9/15/2021

What do our children need from us right now? “The brain does not like uncertainty.” These were the wise words of Dr. Jean Clinton, who spoke to our staff on Thursday, September 2 as we prepared to come back to school. Dr. Clinton is one of Canada’s preeminent child psychiatrists, and she spent some time with us thinking about what … Read More

What Does COVID Mean for Schools and Schooling?

We were joined by Mabin alum, Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey (‘85), Deputy Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto for a conversation about the impact of COVID on schools and schooling.

Being Smart about Gifted Learning With Dona Matthews & Joanne Foster

In these difficult times, it’s especially important to pay attention to the diverse needs of children and adolescents, and to provide the encouragement and developmental supports that they require. Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster discuss ways to provide an “optimal match” between individuals and their learning experiences. They focus on ways to nurture engagement, resilience, creativity, and productivity, and they … Read More

Sick Kids Panel: COVID-19 & Kids — The Sequel

Sick Kids Hospital panelists, Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO, Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Paediatrician-in-Chief, and Dr. Michelle Science, Infectious Disease Consultant shared their thoughts on COVID-19 and keeping our children safe during the second wave. 

Dr. Alex Russell

Keeping Them Safe While Helping Them Grow: Supporting Children’s Emotional Growth in Challenging Times With Dr. Alex Russell.