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A Month at Chicago Friends School

As a student at Oberlin College, I am given the opportunity to pursue my own area of interest every January, during what Oberlin calls “Winter Term.” For my sophomore Winter Term project, I have spent a wonderful snowy January here at Chicago Friends School. As my month at the school comes to a close, I…

Approaching A Topic From Multiple Angles

Right now, each student in our small 4th-grade class is making a map of a different continent. We’ve been making maps since the second week of school, starting small (mapping our classroom) and expanding our focus month by month.  We’ve learned about maps, and now maps are our first step toward understanding continents and cultures…

Takeaways From A Quaker Retreat

On November 18th and 19th, I went to Quaker retreat center, Pendle Hill for a retreat and training for “Educators New to Quakerism”. Thirty-three adults that work in various capacities at Quaker schools gathered together to learn the basics of Quakerism and to collaborate with one another. I’d like to share two things that I…