Our St. Raymond faculty members truly embody the term "life long learners". In an effort to continue to advance their professional development, six of our teachers recently attended a seminar on Mindset and Motivation put on by the San Mateo County Office of Education. The session focused on how teachers can help students build a positive mindset and what motivates a student to learn.
Ms. Carlisle, Mrs. Ciardella, Mrs. Huffman, Mrs. Mattei, Ms. Precissi, and Mrs. Stieren attended the seminar. They came back with strategies to use in their classrooms to teach their students about growth mindset. The teachers had the opportunity to collaborate with one another as well as with teachers from other schools. They are looking forward to using what they learned and sharing more about it with their colleagues at St. Raymond.
Professional development continued on Friday, Feb. 3, when the entire St. Raymond faculty participated in a seminar conducted by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. This year's K8 Summit focused on the well-being and health of our instructors, which transmits into healthy classrooms. The sessions were designed to explore the broad spectrum of student learners that are placed in our care, and how our teachers must take care of themselves to continue to be effective and inspiring to their students. Some of the many breakout sessions offered included, "Foundations of Social and Emotional Learning", "Bringing Faith Alive in the Classroom", "Understanding Child/Adolescent Anxiety", and "STEAM/STEM and Teacher Tools". Faculty members were able to choose the topics that pertained to their needs and interests. The day proved to be instructional and inspirational for our teachers.