Learning at Anastasis

Yesterday, Mrs. Baldwin’s friend, Adam Bellow, posted a memo from Apple that was sent to new employees.



Today, we wrote our own versions of this memo… what it’s like to learn at Anastasis. We’ll share a couple versions from different students throughout this week.

This is from Ryan:

There’s learning, and there’s understanding.

The kind of learning that you will use forever. Not just learning, this is your life’s learning. We don’t play it safe. We go all out with learning. You don’t get told you can’t do this and you can’t learn this. You can do anything you want to learn and understand. No homework, so more family time. No worksheets, but iPads and projects so you can understand.  And you can use this learning throughout your life. The learning that you like.
Welcome to Anastasis.
This is from Benton:
There’s learning, and there’s discovery.

The kind of learning that you discover each fact.
The type of learning that you would actually like.
That you would sacrifice a day of not realizing you’re learning.
You can “discover” here at Anastasis.
People join Anastasis for a reason.
We don’t take the chances of doing simple “fill In the blanks”.
We go to “Infinity and beyond!” of learning.
We want our discovery to mean something in the world.
Something learned, discovered, that couldn’t happen anywhere else.
Welcome to Anastasis.


  • #   Chris McGrath on 05.07.12 at 3:59 pm     Reply

    Great to read. Anastasis must be a great place.

  • #   Wm Chamberlain on 05.07.12 at 4:10 pm     Reply

    Ryan and Benton, I really enjoyed reading your letters. My question to you is, did you think Anastasis would mean this to you when you first came to the school?

    Mr. C

  • #   Ross Parker on 05.07.12 at 4:23 pm     Reply

    First rate writing, you seem to really love your school. I am a teacher, but all of a sudden I want to go back to school and learn with you! Do you think you could display your work exactly like the Apple version, with your school logo? Put them side by side and it might look interesting. Keep it up ; )


  • #   Mr. CAT on 05.07.12 at 9:12 pm     Reply

    Awesome stuff Ryan & Benton! Anastasis sounds like an amazing place!

  • #   Mrs. G. on 05.08.12 at 10:29 am     Reply

    Great job guys! I want to use this with my 7th and 8th grade classes…..thanks for sharing

  • #   Mr. Martinez on 05.10.12 at 12:17 pm     Reply

    Awesome writing and thinking. Kudos to you, your school and your teachers. Tell Mr. Anderson hello for me!

  • #   Miss. Campbell on 05.15.12 at 12:23 pm     Reply

    Hello there,
    I am a becoming teacher at the University of Regina. I am new to the blogging world and recently discovered your work through twitter. These writing pieces are simply amazing. I am inspired to try an activity such as this in my classroom someday. Anastasis sounds like a very inviting place!


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