May 23rd, 2021 HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc): This past week Ms. Languay invited the faculty to participate in surveys that her HSP 3U course was using for their final projects. This course is an introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. Some of the topics of these surveys included Sports & Long-Term Success, Effects of Divorce/Separation on Youth Mental Health, Dating during COVID-19, Youth & Part-Time Work, Patterns of human behaviour leading to COVID-19 and many other engaging topics. It made me reflect on the care, creativity, and professionalism our faculty have shown throughout this challenging school year to engage our student-athletes in their learning. I have seen students build joints in Kinesiology, fly airplanes in math class, and pursue passion projects in junior school. Along with many other examples of engaging learning activities. And upon reflection what is also evident is that each of these activities have provided students to have choice in their learning and how they demonstrate their learning. Often institutions talk about what they are going to do, but then fall short in delivery. I am grateful for our faculty who even with the many challenges thrown at them this year, they have continued to demonstrate the “Individual Attention” that we say our student-athletes will receive in the classroom. So, as we move towards the end of this ever-changing school year, I want to say thank you to our faculty for these efforts in making teaching and learning individualized, relevant and engaging. And thank you to our students for running with these opportunities and learning the lessons that lie within these experiences.
Quote of the Week: The learned person is not the one who gives the right answers; it is the one who asks the right questions. -UnknownUNk _____________________________________________________________________