Tag: professional development

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Leading and Learning at the Junior School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
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Harvard Instructional Rounds at SMUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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