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Elementary Digital Magic

What happens when you invite film maker Rich Hoffman to help Primary Circle and First Grade students make stop animation films? You get a kind of magic tailor-made for our youngest learners for whom the world is a wondrous place for … Continue reading

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When a Debate Is an Opportunity for Improving Collegiality

Recently, the Lower School faculty devoted a faculty meeting to debating whether or not teaching cursive was worth the time it takes in the program. Teachers were divided into four teams and sent out to research the role and place … Continue reading

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Students Consider the Quaker Testimony on Equality

Meeting for Worship for Business Westtown Lower School Query on Equality March 3, 2016 Lower School students, faculty and friends entered the Meeting House to peaceful piano music and, after the Meeting had settled into silence, 5th grader Santiago read … Continue reading

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Living Statues in Colonial History

We know that children learn best when they tap into multiple areas of their brains. Combining kinesthetic and artistic approaches with more traditional demonstrations of learning provides our students with ways to construct meaning for themselves in deep and lasting … Continue reading

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Making Meaning of Meeting for Worship

By Marc Dear, 3rd Grade Teacher I recently attended the Friends Council on Education “Making Meaning of Meeting – Meeting for Worship in Friends Schools” workshop for Lower and Middle schools. There were 16 Friends schools represented in all. It … Continue reading

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Math, The STEAM Way

By Wendy Dubas, Lower School Math Teacher The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) way of teaching math develops critical thinking skills. In a traditional math lesson, teachers provide students with all the information they need to know and … Continue reading

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