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Our Learning in Action

Our Learning in Action

We are so proud of the way the SJK community has rallied together to support our students and their learning. Below you will find just a few of the remarkable stories that we should celebrate. We will regularly update this page so you too can see how our students and teachers are adapting to a changing environment. Go Eagles!

List of 5 news stories.

  • Student Reflection: A Practice in Autonomy

    Matthew B.-M.
    Grade 9 student Matthew B.-M. took some time to reflect on how shifting to remote learning has felt. He explores the notion of increased autonomy, working at his own pace and how he feels this experience will help prepare him for the post-secondary world in the long run. 
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  • Reconnecting with Students after March Break

    Jory Breen
    After a March Break spent reading, and planning, and digitally meeting, it has been amazing to get back to ‘the classroom’ and reconnecting with the students. Over the last couple of weeks I have been in awe, watching how hard the faculty and staff of SJK have been working to get ready for SJK's launch of Remote Learning. It's a transition that we didn't anticipate making, but are excited to embark upon.
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  • SJK invites you to participate in Commit 20

    SJK Wellness Team
    For the last week the Wellness Team has been working behind the scenes to determine the best way to support the SJK community in their health and wellness practices during our community's launch of remote learning. We wanted a balanced approach that would allow everyone to work different aspects of their health and wellness. We were introduced to a concept called Commit 20.
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  • Reflections on the eLearning Consortium Crash Course

    Alison Hunter Stewart
    For the past five days, I have been engaged with 80 other independent school teachers in a “crash course” on remote learning delivered by eLearning Consortium Canada in partnership with CIS Ontario. I entered the course with some trepidation as new tech tools are not always intuitive to me, but ultimately, I need not have worried.
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  • DP Art Students Create Virtual Studio

    Catherine Paleczny
    We’re delighted to see our DP2 students leading the way in remote learning efforts! Congratulations to Tina, Maddy and Emily on completing their upload to the IB for Visual Arts. These students created a virtual gallery installation of their works to fulfill an IB course segment. Well done!
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List of 5 news stories.

  • Student Reflection: Open Classroom Education

    Hanna N.
    Open Classroom Education moved through schools in the 1970s. The logic behind them was to remove walls, merge grades and collaborate. Though the trend passed, some of the pros and cons of this style of education are surfacing as families who have children in multiple grades are all working from home.
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  • Remote Learning: A Chance to Discover New Skills

    Joe Bettencourt
    On March 29, I felt like I do the day before a new school year begins. I looked forward to connecting with students while being a little nervous not knowing how it would go. On March 30, I awoke and made sure I was in the virtual classroom early. I waited patiently for students to arrive. Magically, one by one, students began arriving.
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  • Helpful Stretches for Students and Parents

    Scott Gallagher
    As our students embark on remote learning and parents work from home, taking a few minutes each day to minimize the strain of repetitive desk and online postures is essential. Here are three simple and highly effective stretches that people of all ages should be doing 2-3 times a day.
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  • Our Teachers as Learners and Leaders

    Cheryl Boughton
    When we learned that we would be shifting to remote learning, it was amazing to see how our teachers rose to the challenge. As I walked through the halls of SJK the day after the announcement, I met many teachers with broad smiles on their faces. They spoke to me about their exciting plans to move our teaching and learning to our students’ homes.
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  • The Heart of Leadership

    The Heart of Leadership: Reflections on a Pandemic

    Cheryl Boughton
    The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed everything we do at SJK. Twelve weeks ago, we had never heard of this virus. A few weeks later, it seemed like a distant prospect. And then, I had a conversation with a prospective teacher that changed everything for me.
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Share Your Story!

We love seeing the innovative things our students, faculty and the broader community are doing while working remotely! Share your remote learning setup, cool innovative things you are doing and other tips and strategies for success by emailing your story to shareyourstory@sjkschool.org and on social using the hashtags:

#RemoteLearningatSJK #ThisIsSJK #ThinkDifferently

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