Tag: professional development

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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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SMUS in the News: SMUS Shortlisted for Prism Award for Coaching

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The Saanich News highlights SMUS being named a finalist for the International Coach Federation's Prism Award
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SMUS Named as Finalist for International Executive Coaching Award

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St. Michaels University School was named a finalist for the international Prism Award, awarded by the International Coach Federation
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Teacher Dorothy Hawes’ Children’s Book Comes Full Circle at SMUS

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If it hadn't been for a couple "serendipitous" moments courtesy of St. Michaels University School, English teacher Dorothy Hawes likely wouldn't be celebrating the launch of her children's...
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Professional Development: The Teachers Become The Students

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Before students come back to campus ready for school, members of our Junior, Middle and Senior School faculty arrived ready and eager to learn....
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Personalization… more

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Personalization and the excellent teacher student It’s important to put the emphasis where it belongs. More than a little harm has been done by the...

Brain Awareness Week: Moving Bodies, Active Brains

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by Tanya de Hoog, Junior School program specialist On Tuesday, Junior School teaching faculty welcomed guest speaker Colleen Politano, a highly respected and longtime Victoria...

Harvard Instructional Rounds at SMUS

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At SMUS we believe in life-long learning, and that extends to our teachers as well. From one-on-one mentoring and coaching to cross-campus collaboration between...
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Leadership and the 360 Review

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Parents and students who have been at the School for some time will know that the theme of leadership is woven colourfully and powerfully...

The Learning Institute: A Look at Student-Centred Education

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The Learning Institute is a petri dish for teachers to test out new approaches and techniques that they believe will improve their effectiveness in...
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Professional Development

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Professional development and personal development are usually one and the same. This morning I was speaking at length with one of our Senior English teachers,...
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Learn, Lead and Serve – Without Frontiers

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by Denise Lamarche, Director of Academics As I sit on the plane returning from the Learning Without Frontiers 2012 conference in London, this seems like...

Back to School with SMUS Faculty

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If you're like me, when you hear the phrase "back to school," you think of Rodney Dangerfield's 1986 return to college. Unlike the movie,...
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Another excellence

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We talk about passion and compassion in the same breath at our school. When I try to make my point a bit more graphic...
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Retreats and rain

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Outside my office a cool drizzle is falling, even though on the horizon under the gray sky  a band of sunnier cloud is visible...

SMUS Teachers Enjoy Professional Development

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This Tuesday, SMUS hosted Dr. John Medina, the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules, to talk about his findings into how children...

SMUS Teachers Spend a Day as Students

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by Erin Anderson, editor To start the new year, our faculty for Grades K-12 spent a day expanding their repertoire of teaching tricks and techniques....

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