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.
Behind the ‘Screens’
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;
Each year, as a rite of passage, our Grad Class designs their Grad Class sweatshirt and determines a quotation as a part of the design. The quote for this year’s class is “A Class With A Vision.”
It is quite clear that 2020 has not been the year people expected.
It’s Not The What, It’s The How
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,
From Darkness Comes Light
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,
Learning to Listen: A Skill For All
Each year between November until March, I meet for a half hour with every SCS staff member. I see this as a privilege. These conversations happen throughout each week along with regular day-to-day work.
On Being Humane
My blog this week is inspired by a number of things that have occurred over the course of this past week that have reminded me of our important work as educators.
Learning For The Future
As St. Clement’s plans strategically for the coming years, it has been imperative to research trends, gather external and internal data, and access research. One piece of research that has recently come to our attention is a White Paper on Gen Z entitled Gen Z: a Generation to Look Up To.
The Future of Work
Over the years I have written and spoken about my strong belief that, as an educational institution, St. Clement’s School’s goal is not to prepare our girls for a particular profession or job but,
Closing Message 2019
Good evening and welcome to our 118th St. Clement’s School Closing. We are thrilled to gather as a community to celebrate our outstanding girls and their accomplishments.
It is unfathomable to me that we are here already;