PUSHING THE LIMITS
Join educational leaders and advocates, Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer, for a discussion on How Schools Can Prepare Our Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow. In their book, they provide answers to questions about what our children need to know in the face of technological, economic, social, and political change. In Pushing the Limits, we learn that the schools of the future are already upon us and that they are expanding their roles and redefining education in a rapidly shifting world.
About the authors
Kelly Gallagher-Mackay is a lawyer, an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and a parent of two school-aged children. A passionate advocate for a strong, and less unequal, public education system she was the Research Director at People for Education―a non-profit educational research and advocacy organization in Ontario―and a cofounder and Northern Director of Akitsiraq Law School in Iqaluit Nunavut. As well as Pushing the Limits, she also wrote Succeeding Together: Schools, Child Welfare and the Uncertain Public Responsibility for Abused and Neglected Children (University of Toronto Press).
Nancy Steinhauer is an educational leader with over twenty years of experience, ranging from Canada’s top private schools to diverse, inner-city public schools. As principal of George Webster Elementary School, she was one of the first principals to be part of the Model Schools for Inner Cities program. In 2012, she was the recipient of Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award by The Learning Partnership and the Stand Up for Kids Award by the four Children’s Aid Societies of Toronto. After two years working for the Ontario Ministry of Education as a Student Achievement Officer, Nancy took the helm as principal at The Mabin School, one of Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker Schools. She is the co-author of the book Pushing the Limits: How Schools Can Prepare Our Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow, published in 2017 by Doubleday Canada.