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Subscribe to our Passion for Learning blog & start sharing in our excitement. en Mon, 06 Jun 2022 21:58:24 GMT 2022-06-06T21:58:24Z en Participatory Action Research https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/participatory-action-research <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/participatory-action-research" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202022-06-06%20at%205.49.29%20PM.png" alt="Participatory Action Research" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <h2 style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2>Individuals &amp; Societies: Participatory Action Research</h2> <p>As is the tradition each Spring, Whitby’s 6th graders have been studying environmental justice in their <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/social-studies-for-the-21st-century-how-participatory-action-empower-students">Individuals and Societies</a> classes. For their assessment in this unit, students engage in Participatory Action Research. This involves doing a deep dive into an environmental issue of their choosing, consulting experts in the field to supplement their research, and then taking an action to try to effect some kind of change relating to their issue.<a href="https://www.canva.com/design/DAFCZxZWM6U/E8M3Ijmbq4SpS5AAwi6cGQ/view?utm_content=DAFCZxZWM6U&amp;utm_campaign=designshare&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_source=publishsharelink"></a></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/participatory-action-research" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202022-06-06%20at%205.49.29%20PM.png" alt="Participatory Action Research" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <h2 style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2>Individuals &amp; Societies: Participatory Action Research</h2> <p>As is the tradition each Spring, Whitby’s 6th graders have been studying environmental justice in their <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/social-studies-for-the-21st-century-how-participatory-action-empower-students">Individuals and Societies</a> classes. For their assessment in this unit, students engage in Participatory Action Research. This involves doing a deep dive into an environmental issue of their choosing, consulting experts in the field to supplement their research, and then taking an action to try to effect some kind of change relating to their issue.<a href="https://www.canva.com/design/DAFCZxZWM6U/E8M3Ijmbq4SpS5AAwi6cGQ/view?utm_content=DAFCZxZWM6U&amp;utm_campaign=designshare&amp;utm_medium=link&amp;utm_source=publishsharelink"></a></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fparticipatory-action-research&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> individuals and societies Middle School Notes from the Classroom Mon, 06 Jun 2022 21:58:24 GMT https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/participatory-action-research 2022-06-06T21:58:24Z Whitby School Equal, But Not the Same https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/equal_but_not_the_same <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/equal_but_not_the_same" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/iStock-1010109800.jpg" alt="Equal, But Not the Same" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The 4th grade finished a unit called "Equal, But Not the Same" where we looked at our own identity, and stereotypes about boys and girls. We looked at common stereotypes and reflected on them, and we also decided what parts of our identity were important to us. Maybe one person values culture, where they come from, the language they speak, if they are a boy or a girl, or the activities, sports, and hobbies they enjoy.</span></p> <blockquote> "What makes you – you? Well, maybe your culture, your favorite food, and the sport you play." <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><br></strong>Excerpt from the poem "Our Identity" by Juanita Cuadros, Grade 4&nbsp;</span> </blockquote> <p><span>We decided identity is what makes each person unique, and each person should have the freedom to choose their identity. It is our responsibility to value and respect other identities as well.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/equal_but_not_the_same" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/iStock-1010109800.jpg" alt="Equal, But Not the Same" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The 4th grade finished a unit called "Equal, But Not the Same" where we looked at our own identity, and stereotypes about boys and girls. We looked at common stereotypes and reflected on them, and we also decided what parts of our identity were important to us. Maybe one person values culture, where they come from, the language they speak, if they are a boy or a girl, or the activities, sports, and hobbies they enjoy.</span></p> <blockquote> "What makes you – you? Well, maybe your culture, your favorite food, and the sport you play." <span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><br></strong>Excerpt from the poem "Our Identity" by Juanita Cuadros, Grade 4&nbsp;</span> </blockquote> <p><span>We decided identity is what makes each person unique, and each person should have the freedom to choose their identity. It is our responsibility to value and respect other identities as well.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fequal_but_not_the_same&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Primary Years Program Notes from the Classroom Grade 4 Lower School Fri, 25 Feb 2022 22:30:45 GMT https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/equal_but_not_the_same 2022-02-25T22:30:45Z Meg Reilly Whitby School Announces Partnership with the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-school-announces-partnership-with-the-gardner-carney-leadership-institute <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-school-announces-partnership-with-the-gardner-carney-leadership-institute" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/iStock-1305820206.jpg" alt="Whitby School Announces Partnership with the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 0in; font-size: 20px;"><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">Whitby School Announces Partnership with the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 0in; font-size: 20px;"><em><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">Exclusive Leadership Academy Launches for Middl</span></strong></em><em style="background-color: transparent;"><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">e School Students&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-school-announces-partnership-with-the-gardner-carney-leadership-institute" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/iStock-1305820206.jpg" alt="Whitby School Announces Partnership with the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 0in; font-size: 20px;"><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">Whitby School Announces Partnership with the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; padding-left: 0in; font-size: 20px;"><em><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">Exclusive Leadership Academy Launches for Middl</span></strong></em><em style="background-color: transparent;"><strong><span style="color: #0e101a;">e School Students&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fwhitby-school-announces-partnership-with-the-gardner-carney-leadership-institute&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Innovation News Middle School Thu, 13 Jan 2022 19:14:20 GMT https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-school-announces-partnership-with-the-gardner-carney-leadership-institute 2022-01-13T19:14:20Z Whitby School Whitby School's 2021 Essential Guide to Summer Reading https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2021-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading-0 <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2021-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading-0" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202020-06-23%20at%2012.30.22%20PM.png" alt="Whitby School's 2021 Essential Guide to Summer Reading" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #184987;">June 2021 | This Blog has been updated from when it was originally published in 2018.</span></p> <p>I've always had a love for children's literature. The beauty, aesthetics, and messaging that come through in picture books are so poignant. Likewise, the complexity of stories written today for older children, in series and chapter books, can draw the reader into worlds of fantasy and other realities. The characters are so rich, and the empathy you develop in these stories truly helps you step outside of your own world.</p> <p>Childhood is the time when a love of reading has the greatest opportunity to flourish. Over the summer especially, with more flexibility in schedules, it's easier to promote habitual reading in a more relaxed environment. Even a simple beach read is good for the soul. It's a relaxation tool and encourages children to take a pause in their lives and get lost in a story and in their own imagination.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2021-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading-0" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202020-06-23%20at%2012.30.22%20PM.png" alt="Whitby School's 2021 Essential Guide to Summer Reading" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #184987;">June 2021 | This Blog has been updated from when it was originally published in 2018.</span></p> <p>I've always had a love for children's literature. The beauty, aesthetics, and messaging that come through in picture books are so poignant. Likewise, the complexity of stories written today for older children, in series and chapter books, can draw the reader into worlds of fantasy and other realities. The characters are so rich, and the empathy you develop in these stories truly helps you step outside of your own world.</p> <p>Childhood is the time when a love of reading has the greatest opportunity to flourish. Over the summer especially, with more flexibility in schedules, it's easier to promote habitual reading in a more relaxed environment. Even a simple beach read is good for the soul. It's a relaxation tool and encourages children to take a pause in their lives and get lost in a story and in their own imagination.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2F2021-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading-0&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Passion for Learning Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:21:46 GMT aryan@whitbyschool.org (Alexis Ryan) https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2021-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading-0 2021-06-24T15:21:46Z A Conversation with Liam Junkermann - Whitby Alum '15 https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/a-conversation-with-whitby-alum-liam-junkermann <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/a-conversation-with-whitby-alum-liam-junkermann" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Liam_zoom%20screenshot%20%283%29.png" alt="A Conversation with Liam Junkermann - Whitby Alum '15" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="border: none;"><span style="color: #0e101a;">I recently had an exciting opportunity to connect with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/liamjunkermann/">Liam Junkermann</a>, a member of the Whitby graduating class of 2015. I had heard that Liam </span><span style="color: black;">continued to excel through high school and college and had entered the world of entrepreneurship this past year. I was eager to catch up with Liam to hear how he was doing and learn more about the impact Whitby had on his life’s journey.</span><span style="color: #0e101a;">&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/a-conversation-with-whitby-alum-liam-junkermann" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Liam_zoom%20screenshot%20%283%29.png" alt="A Conversation with Liam Junkermann - Whitby Alum '15" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="border: none;"><span style="color: #0e101a;">I recently had an exciting opportunity to connect with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/liamjunkermann/">Liam Junkermann</a>, a member of the Whitby graduating class of 2015. I had heard that Liam </span><span style="color: black;">continued to excel through high school and college and had entered the world of entrepreneurship this past year. I was eager to catch up with Liam to hear how he was doing and learn more about the impact Whitby had on his life’s journey.</span><span style="color: #0e101a;">&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fa-conversation-with-whitby-alum-liam-junkermann&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Passion for Learning alumni Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:24:44 GMT qball@whitbyschool.org (Quentin Ball) https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/a-conversation-with-whitby-alum-liam-junkermann 2021-01-27T17:24:44Z Distance Learning – How Do I Know My Kids Are Learning? Five Questions to Ask Schools https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-how-do-i-know-my-kids-are-learning-five-questions-to-ask-schools <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-how-do-i-know-my-kids-are-learning-five-questions-to-ask-schools" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/CC%20computer%20home.jpg" alt="Distance Learning – How Do I Know My Kids Are Learning? Five Questions to Ask Schools" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>When learning transitions from on-campus to distance learning, we move from the familiar to the unfamiliar, and we find ourselves asking, “How do I know if my child is learning?”</strong></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-how-do-i-know-my-kids-are-learning-five-questions-to-ask-schools" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/CC%20computer%20home.jpg" alt="Distance Learning – How Do I Know My Kids Are Learning? Five Questions to Ask Schools" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>When learning transitions from on-campus to distance learning, we move from the familiar to the unfamiliar, and we find ourselves asking, “How do I know if my child is learning?”</strong></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fdistance-learning-how-do-i-know-my-kids-are-learning-five-questions-to-ask-schools&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Student Assessment distance learning social-emotional Mon, 07 Dec 2020 14:43:04 GMT lmcdermott@whitbyschool.org (Laura Berzolla McDermott) https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-how-do-i-know-my-kids-are-learning-five-questions-to-ask-schools 2020-12-07T14:43:04Z Whitby School's 2020 Essential Guide to Summer Reading https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2020-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2020-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202020-06-23%20at%2012.30.22%20PM.png" alt="Whitby School's 2020 Essential Guide to Summer Reading" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #184987;"><em>This Blog has been updated from when it was originally published in 2018.</em></span></p> <p>I've always had a love for children's literature. The beauty, aesthetic and messaging that can come through in picture books is so poignant. Likewise, the complexity of stories written today for older children, in series and chapter books, can draw the reader into worlds of fantasy and other realities. The characters are so rich, and the empathy you develop in these stories truly helps you step outside of your own world.</p> <p>Childhood is the time when a love of reading has the greatest opportunity to flourish. Over the summer especially, with more flexibility in schedules, it's easier to promote habitual reading in a more relaxed environment. Even a simple beach read is good for the soul. It's a relaxation tool, and encourages children to take a pause in their lives and get lost in a story and in their own imagination.&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2020-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202020-06-23%20at%2012.30.22%20PM.png" alt="Whitby School's 2020 Essential Guide to Summer Reading" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #184987;"><em>This Blog has been updated from when it was originally published in 2018.</em></span></p> <p>I've always had a love for children's literature. The beauty, aesthetic and messaging that can come through in picture books is so poignant. Likewise, the complexity of stories written today for older children, in series and chapter books, can draw the reader into worlds of fantasy and other realities. The characters are so rich, and the empathy you develop in these stories truly helps you step outside of your own world.</p> <p>Childhood is the time when a love of reading has the greatest opportunity to flourish. Over the summer especially, with more flexibility in schedules, it's easier to promote habitual reading in a more relaxed environment. Even a simple beach read is good for the soul. It's a relaxation tool, and encourages children to take a pause in their lives and get lost in a story and in their own imagination.&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2F2020-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Books Passion for Learning Perspective Summer Learning inquiry-based learning language Thu, 25 Jun 2020 17:46:06 GMT aryan@whitbyschool.org (Alexis Ryan) https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/2020-whitby-school-essential-guide-to-summer-reading 2020-06-25T17:46:06Z New Perspectives: How COVID-19 is Changing Students' World Views https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/new-perspectives-how-covid-19-is-changing-students-world-views <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/new-perspectives-how-covid-19-is-changing-students-world-views" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202020-04-27%20at%204.28.07%20PM.png" alt="New Perspectives: How COVID-19 is Changing Students' World Views" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>What better way to start a unit titled "Perspective" than with COVID-19 and its profound impact across the world. Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, wrote, "The best-laid plans ... often go awry" and this is, sadly, our reality as plans, from weddings to graduations, are being postponed and canceled and, worse still, lives cut short. We didn't plan on this, yet as educators, we've been working to understand and deliver the best ways to engage, inspire, and advance learning for our students. Daily, we consider what is essential and when and how we redesign and adapt how we teach.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/new-perspectives-how-covid-19-is-changing-students-world-views" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/Screen%20Shot%202020-04-27%20at%204.28.07%20PM.png" alt="New Perspectives: How COVID-19 is Changing Students' World Views" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>What better way to start a unit titled "Perspective" than with COVID-19 and its profound impact across the world. Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, wrote, "The best-laid plans ... often go awry" and this is, sadly, our reality as plans, from weddings to graduations, are being postponed and canceled and, worse still, lives cut short. We didn't plan on this, yet as educators, we've been working to understand and deliver the best ways to engage, inspire, and advance learning for our students. Daily, we consider what is essential and when and how we redesign and adapt how we teach.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fnew-perspectives-how-covid-19-is-changing-students-world-views&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Global Citizenship IB distance learning Middle School Perspective Unit Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:36:22 GMT aconnerty@whitbyschool.org (Anne O'Reilly Connerty) https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/new-perspectives-how-covid-19-is-changing-students-world-views 2020-04-29T14:36:22Z Distance Learning and Adult Social-Emotional Needs https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-and-adult-social-emotional-needs <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-and-adult-social-emotional-needs" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/lego.web2.jpg" alt="Distance Learning and Adult Social-Emotional Needs" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I guess we are now officially in the era of distance learning. No matter what name we use, this is a Brave New World for faculty, students and parents to navigate amidst the uncertainty and anxiety of coronavirus.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-and-adult-social-emotional-needs" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/lego.web2.jpg" alt="Distance Learning and Adult Social-Emotional Needs" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>I guess we are now officially in the era of distance learning. No matter what name we use, this is a Brave New World for faculty, students and parents to navigate amidst the uncertainty and anxiety of coronavirus.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fdistance-learning-and-adult-social-emotional-needs&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Passion for Learning inquiry-based learning whitby school educational trends distance learning Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:36:11 GMT jcreeden@whitbyschool.org (Jack Creeden) https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/distance-learning-and-adult-social-emotional-needs 2020-04-06T00:36:11Z Whitby Distance Learning Plan: Focusing on academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being of our students https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-distance-learning-plan <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-distance-learning-plan" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/distance%20Learn.png" alt="Whitby Distance Learning Plan: Focusing on academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being of our students" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong>Whitby inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.</strong><br></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;">We aim to fulfill our mission even under exceptional circumstances. To be successful, distance learning must address the whole child by focusing on academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being. </span></p> <a></a> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-distance-learning-plan" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.whitbyschool.org/hubfs/distance%20Learn.png" alt="Whitby Distance Learning Plan: Focusing on academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being of our students" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong>Whitby inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.</strong><br></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;">We aim to fulfill our mission even under exceptional circumstances. To be successful, distance learning must address the whole child by focusing on academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being. </span></p> <a></a> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=369699&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitbyschool.org%2Fpassionforlearning%2Fwhitby-distance-learning-plan&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.whitbyschool.org%252Fpassionforlearning&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Technology Whole Child Development inquiry-based learning educational trends social responsibility distance learning Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:08:29 GMT https://www.whitbyschool.org/passionforlearning/whitby-distance-learning-plan 2020-03-27T14:08:29Z Whitby School