This weekend I finished a book that I suspect will stay with me for years to come. I am always grateful to authors who can wrap me up in their stories,
This past Sunday I attended our annual Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Annual Heads’ and Chairs’ Conference with our incoming Board Chair Karen McKay. Regardless of it being virtual, I have been looking forward to reflecting on its important theme of Transcending 2020: Recovering and Reinventing.
I love to read and while my reading is balanced between non-fiction and fiction, regardless of the genre, I find I always come away with new knowledge, ideas, and perspectives.
There is much to understand about working and learning virtually. As the School plans for every possible scenario in the fall, what is front of mind for me is the imperative to connect with people and foster ways to better understand what life is like for people ‘behind the screens.’ Gathering diverse perspectives from all involved and combining these with educational best practices is important;
Inspiration for this week’s blog came from both within and outside our SCS community.
Over the past three months, I have written much about the opportunities for learning that I believe have come about because of the COVID-19 crisis.
A bannister is defined as ‘a handrail with its supporting posts’ by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. In my mind, bannisters guide and safeguard people heading up or down stairs.
Two pieces of writing have resonated with me over the last few days. One was composed in quite a different time, and the other was penned a few days ago by an SCS Alumna.
On Thursday of this past week, I had the opportunity to attend a webinar facilitated by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) that brought together four independent school-affiliated leaders from around the globe,
Needless to say, I have been thinking a tremendous amount about what one can learn in light of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Our community is increasingly diverse. I celebrated Easter this past weekend,
“In the beginning some people try to appear that everything about them is ‘in black and white,’ until later their true colors come out.”