Ministry releases discussion paper on student well-being
On May 4 2016, the Ministry issued a news release announcing a discussion paper on student well being.
From the news release:
“Research shows that children who have a positive sense of well-being are more resilient and better positioned to make positive and healthy choices to support their life-long learning. Students cannot achieve academically if they do not feel safe or welcomed at school, if their well-being is at risk or if they lack the tools necessary to live active and healthy lifestyles, both at home and in the classroom. Children who have a positive sense of self are better equipped to meet the challenges of a fast-paced and increasingly interconnected world.
Informed by First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing and holistic perspectives of education, starting in the fall of 2016, Ontario will build on the release of the discussion document by launching an engagement process with its education partners to establish a common understanding of what promoting well-being means in schools and to develop ways to measure progress in promoting child and student well-being. In future years, the province will also seek feedback about enhancing well-being for children in the early years, as well as educators and staff.”
The Ministry page Ontario’s Well-being Strategy for Education includes the discussion paper and fact sheet for parents.Here are two images you can expect to see again: The Four Components of the Well-Being Strategy and the Four Domains of Well-Being
Check it out!