Chris Kennedy shows us why it is important to tell the Canadian Education Story

Chris Kennedy is the Superintendent of Schools/CEO at West Vancouver Schools.  One of the most progressive voices in BC education, Chris has been featured by Macleans  Magazine as one of the 100 young Canadians to Watch.

Kennedy is a writer and presenter on personalized learning and  infusing technology in the classroom.   Chris is  a supporter and contributor to the work of Learning Forward BC .  We appreciate and are  better educators as a result of his outstanding work.

It  is an honour and pleasure to follow Chris’s blog,  Culture of Yes.   It makes me think beyond today and motivates me to realize the opportunity to  move forward  as an educator is always possible.  The narrative we create on Canadian Education is important to all of us.  This positive outlook is not always the one shared with our public,  however this is the story  that needs to be told.

Chris’s Blog today, ( March 27, 2017)  underlines the Canadian story from the perspective of PISA and the way that Pasi Sahlberg has presented the findings.   Canada has a story to tell.  Together as Chris says, “the Canadian education story is a good story and one we should tell, and work together to strengthen”.

As our Learning Forward Canadian Research Team is putting the  finishing touches  on and publishing the The State of Professional Learning in Canada, that includes  three provincial case studies  across Canada,  we are  aware of the incredible work being done across our country.  The stories told in each of our jurisdictions reflect some of the “why” we are in Pasi Sahlberg’s  Sweet Spot on his graph.

These stories are but examples of the great work being done by educators.


Please access  and read Chris’s  blog below.  You will be proud to be a Canadian Educator.


The executive summaries of each Professional Learning Study can be accessed through the following links:


BC Case Study EX Summary


CanadaStudyExecSumm2016 final




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