The Centre for Relationship-Based Education


Professional Learning Retreat for Educators

August 19, 20, & 21

Student well-being starts with educator well-being.

Research shows that relationships are the key to supporting student well-being and achievement.

YOU are the strategy that makes the biggest difference.

Hone the instructional strategy that is you.

Join us this summer on beautiful Toronto island and get ready to be your best self for the upcoming school year!



Slow down and take time to think.

Start each day with a ferry ride across Toronto harbour.

Take time out to walk in nature or sit by the lake.

Participate in group or 1 on 1 sessions to clarify what matters most to you in education.

Set personal and professional goals for the upcoming year.



Learn the new science of relationships and how connection catalyzes learning and development.

Deepen your understanding of the conditions that support student well-being and achievement.

Strengthen the qualities and skills that make educators great.

Prepare to lead effective change in your school and beyond.

Focus on how you can strengthen your well-being now and throughout the school year.



Spend less time sitting and listening and more time moving and talking.

Work in small groups or 1 on 1.

Connect with like-minded colleagues.

Share ideas. Get ideas.

Build your professional support network.

Make new friends.



Deepen your self-awareness.

Strengthen your relationships.

Build your teaching toolbox.

Widen your well-being strategies.

Surround yourself with educators who care deeply.

Get ready to take on the new school year armed with clarity, confidence, new strategies, and a network of allies.

Retreat Itinerary

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Summer Retreat Facilitators Include:

David Tranter, PhD – Co-author of The Third Path: A Relationship-Based Approach to Student Well-Being and Achievement

Nancy Steinhauer – Co-author of Pushing the Limits: How Schools Can Prepare Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Scott Woolford – 2019 Canada’s Outstanding Principal, The Learning Partnership

Lori Carson - Co-author of The Third Path: A Relationship-Based Approach to Student Well-Being and Achievement

Gerry Mabin – Internationally recognized leader in early childhood education

Ashley McLellan — President, Ontario ASCD

And More!


$349.00 (Register by June 30, 2019)

$399.00 per (Register after June 30, 2019)


Island Public/Natural Science School

30 Centre Island Park, Toronto, ON | M5J 2E9

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