Don Morrison was motivated to become a teacher during a gap year he took after he graduated with an honours degree in science. He found himself volunteering in Samoa, a small island in the South Pacific, and was hooked! He has been teaching for the last 30 years and joined Crescent back in 1999. In addition to teaching, he has also coached golf, hockey, and track and field over the years.
“My philosophy of education is to develop lifelong learners,” he says, and he believes that education is truly a partnership between the student, the teacher and the parents. “The three must work together to find the boy’s “true pathway” and to teach goodness, discipline and knowledge.”
As the Director of Robotics, Morrison sees this field as a vehicle to develop character. “The character of boys is tested in high-intensity situations, competing against the best in the world. The skills they develop in the robotics program include leadership, collaboration, complex problem solving and critical thinking, perseverance and service.”
Morrison looks forward to continuing to develop the robotics curricular and co-curricular program and anticipates an increase in the local outreach applications of robotics.