Tag: Becky Anderson

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Flying Cars and Other Predictions

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Becky Anderson, Director of Junior School, looks ahead to the year 2030
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Leading and Learning at the Junior School

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Mrs. Becky Anderson, Junior School Director, writes about the SMUS-hosted Reggio-Inspired Summer Institute that drew educators from all over BC
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Beyond the Classroom Walls

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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….

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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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