Matthew Douglas has been accepted to present at the following conferences:
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Conference, “A Politicized Reformation? French Huguenots and English Catholics in an Era of Religious Intolerance” - Grand Junction, CO
University of Utah, Gateway to Teaching Workshop, "Aspects of the Renaissance and the Transformation of European Society, 1300-1650"
"Not to alarm you, but America is going softer than left-out butter. Exhibit 9,137: Schools have started banning dodgeball. I kid you not. Dodgeball has been outlawed by some school districts in New York, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
Tim Stout is in his 11th year at Waterford, and is our Chinese teacher and Foreign Language Department Chair. We learned that he recently published another popular language learning book, so we took this chance to ask him a few questions.
The Waterford Educator Prize was created in 1995 to honor members of the Faculty for the quality of their teaching and for their professional contributions to their colleagues and the School. Faculty and Staff submit nominations in the Fall, and the winners are announced in December. Each receives a monetary gift toward the pursuit of an interest or a dream that is important to that individual.
This year, Waterford launched a 1:1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in our Middle and Upper Schools. Teachers and students alike have found Waterford's laptop initiative enhances the learning environment in meaningful ways. Waterford's 1:1 program has equipped teachers with new tools to more effectively teach today's tech-savvy students. At a recent Parent Association meeting, English Department Chair Casey O'Malley shared her experience with technology in the classroom.
In textbooks, history seems to be a train on a track, naturally progressing from one station to the next. However, to the people who lived it, history was more like hacking through dense jungle with machetes--metaphorically and sometimes literally! There is no clear destination and no clear path for history that is currently in the making, and certainly no track laid out for easy travel.
Mrs. Nebeker asked me to speak about Veteran’s Day. I myself am not a veteran and it is with a great deal of reverence that I approach this task.
I should like first to set the stage with a brief explanation of how Veterans Day came to be.
We are excited to welcome this group of new faculty, who come to us with diverse and fascinating backgrounds. Several are familiar faces, while others are brand new to Utah. Here’s your chance to learn a bit about them (including excerpts from interviews by Rosa Marshall, our PA President):
My first real job was working as holiday help at a new age supply store called Glyphx in the now demolished, but once thriving Cottonwood Mall off Highland Drive. For 20 hours a week, I rearranged ceremonial candles and shrink wrapped packs of tarot cards with a self-proclaimed white witch named Laura who occasionally sucked on the healing crystals we kept in a large, segmented plastic bin in the center of the store. She claimed to be absorbing the healing power of the crystals by sucking on them.