The future starts now
Today’s kids will be tech-savvy, ethically minded global citizens
As a kid, I bounced from school to school as our family moved. I was often the “new kid,” so I got to experience quite a range of academic programming, from public schools to a private all- girls school and Catholic school.
Those decisions were made based on geography rather than my personality.
Times have certainly changed! Now a parent myself, the options for educating my own children are endless.
We’re responsible for these little lives, so how do you pick a school that encourages their interests, develops their hidden talents and sets them upon their destined path? That’s the challenge we set out to explore because the future of education is always evolving, and there are more choices than ever.
Welcome to the future! Schools are stepping up to meet emerging trends in education: so we discover what’s new in STEM school programs, admire shiny new classroom tech and balance that with furthering our understanding of emotional intelligence and encouraging more diversity in education.
In this issue, we look at aspects of making that big decision: what school is right for my child?
We’ve got some terrific questions to help you unearth what kind of school or curriculum might best suit your child.
In addition, for those with children starting school this fall, we identify signs to look for in order to ensure your kids are in the right school and what to do if things aren’t going as planned.
Student life revolves around more than just the classroom. Parents are becoming more thoughtful about the roles their family plays in being good global citizens and they are increasingly concerned about what they put in, and on, their children’s growing bodies.
David Suzuki talks about connecting students to nature, Jeanne Beker heads back to class to showcase ethically sourced backpacks, and Victor Barry and his adorable daughters cook up some excitement about plantsourced food for kids.
There’s so much to do after school! In extracurriculars, we look at the newest Olympic sports, chat with a young Canadian on the country’s rugby league team, meet an upcoming graphic novelist and listen to some cool ethereal music from the band Mappe Of.
It’s our role as parents to guide our children; to help them find out who they are and who they are meant to be. The next generation is going to be simply amazing.
Class is in session! Enjoy!
Chef Victor Barry’s daughters sampling T.O.’s top vegan options
Kids Post editor Jo-Anne Craine