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Morning reception for Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer's Pushing the Limits > SEPTEMBER 16

Penguin Random House Canada, in association with Toronto's Mabin School, invite you to a Saturday morning reception to celebrate the publication of Pushing the Limits, a book  that seeks a deeper understanding of what we should be doing to prepare children now for the challenges of the future. All are invited to this brunch party at our Forest Hill location (located walking distance from the progressive Mabin School).

In Pushing the Limits, Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer draw on their experiences as educational leaders to reveal that the schools of the future exist in the here and now. They introduce us to extraordinary Canadian public schools, deeply rooted in their communities, that are fostering innovators, nimble problem-solvers and engaged citizens, boosting math comprehension, cultivating creativity and using technology to broaden the parameters of learning. And they explore why the role of schools is expanding to nurture students’ social-emotional skills and growth mindsets, and how vital this broader definition of education is to children’s long-term health, happiness and success. This book provides a vision of what schooling can and should look like in our rapidly shifting world and explores how we—parents and teachers—can realize this vision together.


Kelly Gallagher-MacKay is a lawyer, researcher and education activist. She is an assistant professor of Law and Society at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she researches issues of equity in education and children’s services. Before joining the faculty she was Research Director at the non-profit group People for Education, where her research focuses on broad measures of school success as a means of evaluating what truly matters in schools. She has a PhD in Educational Policy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and was the first Northern Director of a fully accredited law school for Inuit students in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She has two children in the public school system in Toronto.

Nancy Steinhauer is an educational leader with over twenty years of experience, ranging from Canada’s top private schools to diverse, inner city schools. In 2012, Nancy Steinhauer 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 spending two years working for the Ontario Ministry of Education as a Student Achievement Officer, Nancy recently took the helm as principal at The Mabin School, one of Canada’s first Ashoka Changemaker Schools.

Morning reception for Kelly Gallagher-MacKay and Nancy Steinhauer's Pushing the Limits
Type Books, 427 Spadina Road
Saturday, September 16, 10am-12pm