Learning and the Brain Part II Preview

by Heather Clayton, Director of Learning

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

Learning is a core focus at SMUS—learning in the classroom, learning on the field, learning through experiences and opportunities. Learning is also a focus of discussion in education globally as it evolves and responds to the changing world.

At this Parent Session, we will focus on what makes learning effective and how we and our children learn best. We will consider how identifying and using strengths and passions can ignite the process and increase retention. We will also explore aspects of brain research that impact the adolescent brain. Finally, we will better understand personalized learning, the new focus of the BC Ministry of Education, and where education may head in the coming years.

As both a parent and an educator, I can see that school has changed considerably since I was a student. Through this session, I am hoping to create an opportunity for perspective and dialogue on this important topic for our SMUS parents.

Event Details

RSVP online
Tuesday, November 22, 7:00 pm
Copeland Lecture Theatre

If you missed part one of the series, don’t worry. You can hear Heather’s presentation here and read a reflection from a SMUS parent. The sessions are related but independent, so if you miss one, all is not lost!


  1. It would be nice to have these sessions video taped and shared on the website for those parents who do not live in Victoria. I know I would have loved to be at the brain sessions.


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