Grateful to Partner

While the school year winds to a close, at Thinking Forward we are grateful to each and every school who has invited us to partner with them this year. The opportunity to be building communities by bringing character-building education to students is what we are all...

Impacts of bullying

“The impacts of bullying extend far beyond the particular incidents where it occurs. Research has shown that both the perpetrators and targets of bullying may experience serious, long-lasting negative life consequences.” This snippet from a document produced by the...

Beauty in Collaboration

When observing some of the recent results of the creative projects students have engaged in through Thinking Forward’s programming, I was struck by how much fun and how much beauty is accomplished through collaboration. Students work together, share ideas and grow in...

Choose Kindness

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” The novelist Henry James’ career ended about 100 years before Thinking Forward began its work of bringing arts-based character education to...

My Favourite Season

This is my favourite season, and part of it is due to the changes that happen in the autumn in Ontario. When the leaves change colour it creates my favourite scenery in all the world. The arrival of harvest season brings change to what appears on produce shelves and...