Recent surveys of young people indicate that they are feeling increasingly disconnected, frustrated, and worried as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many are eager to return to the classroom, yet anxious about what school will be like. How can we, as parents and educators of the students at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, best support our children, and ourselves, as students return to school? Join Dr. David Tranter who will discuss critical strategies to promote student well-being, and your own well-being, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: Time will also be allotted for a Q and A session.
Dr. David Tranter
Professor, Faculty of Social Work – Lakehead University
Dr. David Tranter has been teaching and working in mental health, well-being, and education for over 30 years. As a researcher, professor and the Scientific Director for the Centre for Relationship-Based Education, Dr. Tranter works widely with educators across Canada and beyond to support students at all grade levels to reach their highest potential. He is a dynamic, thought-provoking, and entertaining speaker, who has challenged educators across the country to think differently about their role, and to understand the needs of students on a deeper level. He is the co-creator of The Third Path: a relationship-based pedagogical framework that promotes both student well-being and academic achievement. His book, “The Third Path”, is now available through Nelson. More information about his work can be found at thirdpath.ca and relationshipbasedschools.com.
Dr. Petra Duschner
Manager of Mental Health and Critical Services, Learning Support Services OCDSB