Fostering a community of inquiry to inform our teaching practice

About the CCBE

The CCBE exists to enhance the knowledge, skills and character strengths required by our educators and boys. 
There are four areas of focus for our research:
  • Character
  • Well-being
  • Three Pedagogies: Active, Experiential and Relational
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
In each of these areas, Crescent has curated and continues to foster advancement in each of these domains by creating a research culture that asks of itself the following:
  • What research questions do we need to ask? 
  • How do the answers we find inform our practice and benefit the education of boys?
  • How will the Community of Inquiry and Research Culture support Crescent’s Professional Competencies?
It is our goal to enhance Crescent School’s mission of “Men of Character from Boys of Promise,” by implementing our research findings within our School, and by making these findings available to others both locally and globally. 

Professional Network and Partnerships: Creating and Communicating Crescent’s Best Practices Globally

Schools: Eton College, UK; Presbyterian Day School, USA; Scots College, Australia; St. Christopher’s School, USA

Educational:  Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS); Centre for Curriculum Redesign (CCR); Challenge Success; Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education; Conference of Independent Schools (CIS); Diversity Matters; Greg Wells Group; International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC)

Health OrganizationsHolland Bloorview, University Health Network (UHN)

Universities: Nipissing University, OISE (University of Toronto), University of Pennsylvania/SPARC



List of 3 items.

  • Who am I?

    Moral and self-aware
    Courageous and possessing a growth mindset
  • How do I lead?

    Positive leader and critical thinker
    Effective collaborator and powerful communicator
  • What is my legacy?

    Adaptable and engaged citizen
    Creative and curious