“True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”
– William Penn
What professional development priorities would build the skills and orientation of our colleague body in ways that grow our capacity for preparing students for experiential and interdisciplinary collaborative learning that results in making a positive social impact in service to the world’s challenges?
We will align our professional development to the core priorities within our curricular and pedagogical framework. We will seek opportunities to support colleagues in expanding their learning and connections beyond their classrooms and departments in a manner that makes possibilities for groundbreaking learning opportunities and partnerships boundless.
Our colleagues are immersed in mission and school identity informed peer education and peer reﬂection practices aimed at strengthening the teaching, learning, and operational components of our school.
Click on each of our 8 initiatives to read more about what is driving this process.
Misson and Vision ReassessmentRead more: Misson and Vision Reassessment
Our Quaker IdentityRead more: Our Quaker Identity
Self-Study Analysis and Continuous RevelationRead more: Self-Study Analysis and Continuous Revelation
Enhancing Curriculum and PedagogyRead more: Enhancing Curriculum and Pedagogy
Professional Growth and DevelopmentRead more: Professional Growth and Development
Equity and Social ImpactRead more: Equity and Social Impact
Social-Emotional Learning and Well‑beingRead more: Social-Emotional Learning and Well‑being
Our Physical HomeRead more: Our Physical Home
“There have been many changes over my years here in the school and in my positions. But in my experience, despite the ups and downs, those core values stayed true and have allowed me to grow, stretch, and try things I never thought I would do.” - BFS Colleague