by Jim Brewer, Head of School
Our teachers are models of Limud L’shma: learning for the sake of learning. They continuously seek ways to improve in the art and science of teaching. Being teachers, they find the joy in learning and remaining a student whenever possible.
Professional learning is a crucial element of the work of our teachers throughout their entire careers. Teachers have pursued learning locally, such as partnerships with the University of Utah, Utah Council of Social Studies, Utah School Counselor Association, and Utah Environmental Educators Conference, as well as national, through organizations like Learning & the Brain, Leadership & Design, Teachers College at Columbia University, the National Association of Independent Schools, and more.
I am proud to highlight some of the learning our teachers have engaged in during the 2021/2022 school year including:
Leadership Lab, Leadership+Design
Lovett School, Atlanta, GA
NWAIS Conference Committee Member
ACDA Children Youth Choir Conductors' Retreat
ORFF Utah Board
Masters from Middlebury
Novel writing workshop
University of Chicago
presented at the Utah Council of Social Studies
Nature Education Course, Cornell University
Mindfulness Foundations, Mindful Schools
Utah School Counselor Association (USCA) Conference
We all benefit by surrounding ourselves with motivated learners. For innovation to thrive in school, the act of “learning for the sake of learning” is an attitude as well as an activity. Building a culture of Limud L’shma begins with providing opportunities for support, reflection, and growth among our students, as well as our faculty.