Category Archives: Friends Schools

ACTFL Reflection

by Amy Liermann  I recently had the opportunity to attend the Annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  This convention brings together over 7,000 language educators from various backgrounds, languages, and levels.  One … Continue reading

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When Roman Letters Meet Chinese “Characters”

By Bei Zhang and Jean Marí Hernández López The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) hosts an Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. This international event brings together more than 7,000 language educators from all languages, levels, … Continue reading

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Inspiration at AAR and CSEE

By Brian Blackmore Each fall, for the past 8 years, I have attended the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) annual gathering, the largest conference of Religious Studies and Theology scholars in the world. This is a special time for me … Continue reading

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Where does beauty fit in?

As a member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, Westtown is exploring what we value and how to assess it. Yesterday, the faculty team focused on these discussions had its first meeting. Towards the end, as we were discussing how one … Continue reading

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“The Real World”

Last week in a faculty meeting a colleague explained that our work was fundamentally to prepare our students for “the real world.”  We all have phrases that make us cringe. Along with “the real world,” a few others on my … Continue reading

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Award-winning Environmentalist and Triciclos founder visits Religion Class

Westtown faculty strive to bring the world to our students just as much as we work to send our students out into the world. Kevin Eppler shared this report about a recent visitor to his Business and Society Class. This … Continue reading

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