Tag: Becky Anderson

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Beyond the Classroom Walls

As we may recall from our own educational experiences, there is so much worthwhile learning that happens outside the traditional classroom: in the art...
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The Joy of Community

Mrs. Becky Anderson, Director of the Junior School, writes about the importance of 'community' at St. Michaels University School

The Pursuit – The Culmination of a Grade 10 Experiential Year

After extensive research and collaboration, SMUS faculty designed a unique program for Grade 10 students focusing on experiential learning. Weaving hands-on and real-world opportunities...
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Summer days…

Before summer memories fade away completely, I asked our students to share some interesting things they did over the summer holidays. Jonathan attended the Shad Program at...
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Three ways to support our young leaders

Shifting from summer mode to the pace of September at SMUS can be a significant transition and the amount of information at this time...
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What I learned from running a Half Marathon…

It can be scary setting a goal, knowing there is the chance you will not achieve it. Two years ago my goal was to finish...
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#WeAreGirlRising #BringBackOurGirls Event

It is a full time of year....sports, music, hobbies, and friends all taking a lot of our attention and energy. While we go about our...
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Feedback and fonts….

Every week, students are sent a short and friendly email related to Leadership Development on Sunday night. It is meant to provide a "focus...
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FOCUS on your FOCUS!

It would have been easy for me to start this first blog of the New Year returning to the posts on goal setting, encouraging...
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Strengths…..Let’s kick it up a notch!

Two weeks ago, I wrote about strengths. Last week, I encouraged you to “dare greatly” and act on the strengths you have. A few students...
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Dare Greatly – How and Why?

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Heads of Department retreat. One of the sessions was led by Mr. Goodman and...
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Nelson Mandela – An inspiring leader

Contemplating effective leadership and individuals who inspire us to make a positive impact is a personal passion as well as a professional one. Nelson...
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Strengths – What Floats your Boat?

There have been a couple of posts already about the amazing learning Youth Addressing Local Poverty (YALP) Conference at SMUS from Middle School students...
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Ready, Aim, Reflect

A group of us hiked to the top of Mt. Doug on the morning of Remembrance Day. We were a few adults and more...
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Sharing Ideas – Reflections from NAIS

I spent 3 days last week at the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference which was hosted in Seattle with several other...
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Twitter

I was very cynical about Twitter when I first heard about it and saw how it was being used. My initial thought was that...
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LOL – Leadership over Lunch

The first session of our Leadership over Lunch "LOL" series was with health care activist, sport enthusiast and alumnus Simon Ibell, '96. He spoke to...
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Student Leadership Starts Up!

It has been a great start to the year. It began for me with an inspiring faculty retreat in August to discuss “21st Century Learning...
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Water!

Water... in the form of rain can be such a nuisance, especially this late in the spring. I was thankful that it didn’t rain...
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Grade 11 Leadership Opportunities for Grad 2012

The time has come for Grade 11 students to think about the role they want to take on at the school next year.  As a...
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Honesty

I have the opportunity to teach a unit in Health and Career Education to almost all of the grade 9 students. I focus on...

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