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According to the OECD Study of Social and Emotional Skills, Ottawa 15-year-olds exhibited lower levels than 10-year-olds for most social and emotional skills. The differences are particularly pronounced when it comes to optimism, trust, energy, sociability, and empathy. What is the study revealing about our young people and how can we work together to successfully cultivate social and emotional skills in our young people? Join Dr. David Tranter as he discusses the survey results and provides practical solutions for parents and educators.

This 2-hr event will be moderated by Lucie Bohac, Lisgar Parent Council Co-Chair.
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. More information about his work can be found at thirdpath.ca and relationshipbasedschools.com.
Parent Moderator
Lucie is a passionate and results driven professional with a career of leading organizations in the field of international development and youth. Lucie now heads a consulting practice providing services related to organizational development and innovation, leadership and management; strategy and policy development; communications and advocacy; partnership development and programming. A coach, avid gardener and runner, she has been involved in school councils for the past 13 years. She has two sons, one in grade 12 and another who graduated from Lisgar in 2019.
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