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TYPE R PERSONALITY-SAY WHAT?

Sharing from our Research-to-Practice Blog for Educators

In this blog post by Christy Zawadzkas, Lower School Assistant Director and Counselor for Lower and Middle Schools, published on our , Christy talks about "Transformative Resilience" and how we, as educators, can help our students learn to overcome obstacles and recover from difficult situations.

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Type R Personality - Say What?

We are all uniquely different but when it comes to …

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Four Strategies to Help Parents Support Students with Executive Function Difficulties

The following article was originally published in the Main Line Neighbors email newsletter on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, mainlineneighbors.com:

Every family is different but when families have children with executive function (EF) difficulties there are distinct similarities. Rooms are a mess despite requests for them to be cleaned. Homework is not completed and if it is completed it is often not handed in. Long-term projects are completed the …

Posted by in Current Research, Executive Function on Tuesday February 7, 2017
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DELAWARE VALLEY FRIENDS SCHOOL EXPANDS TO INCLUDE A LOWER SCHOOL PROGRAM


PRESS RELEASE

Paoli, Pennsylvania - Tuesday, December 7, 2016

DVFS Head of School Kirk Smothers and Clerk of the Board of Trustees Curt Grogan announced that the school is expanding to include a lower school program with the addition of grades 3 and 4 to its program. With its creation of a lower school program, DVFS becomes the only Friends school in the Philadelphia area dedicated solely to the education of students who learn differently from …

Posted by in Quaker Education, Head of School, Lower School, Announcement on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 02:02PM
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DVFS Teacher Receives National Diversity Practitioners Medal of Honor

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Delaware Valley Friends School Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tom Lees, was presented with the Diversity Practitioners Medal of Honor by Rodney Glasgow of The Glasgow Group, LLC.

Tom was attending the 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity Conference with four current DVFS students: Anat Ferleger, Josh Rios, Dylan Renninger, and Brandon Daga. The all-day MARD Conference took place at Abington Friends School …

Posted by in Quaker Education, Beyond the Classroom, Faculty, Diversity on Monday October 31, 2016
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DVFS Faculty Presenting at State, National, and International Conferences in October

Four Delaware Valley Friends School faculty members will be presenting at major conferences around the United States during the month of October. At Delaware Valley Friends School, an explicit part of our mission is to share our expertise with professional colleagues beyond the school community, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and share our faculty's experience and expertise with others engaged in the field of educating students with learning…

Posted by in Learning Differences, Faculty, Conferences on Monday September 26, 2016 at 04:11PM
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Innovation and Disruption Enhances Learning in Sam Steinberg's Classroom

Long an advocate of active and conversational teaching, Sam Steinberg's classroom is anything but conventional. Rather than sitting in rows, students enter a room filled with desks, chairs and stools of various shapes and sizes, and are empowered to choose a seating or standing arrangement which works best for them. Students report that they love the freedom to mix and match stools, cushions and desks, and Sam reports a marked increase in …

Posted by in Learning Differences, Current Research on Friday September 23, 2016
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DVFS Alum Matt Cahill ('11) Now Teaches Students with Learning Disabilities

Delaware Valley Friends School graduate Matt Cahill, Class of 2011 and now teaching at The Lab School of Washington, DC, wrote this piece about his journey to becoming a teacher and the people who helped and inspired him along the way.

"I started out as a student to who hated school and became a student who not only found personal success but also worked to be a part of the community and make a difference. What helped me become successful are the …

Posted by in DVFSAlumni, DV Graduates, Learning Disability on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 10:00AM
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NEW STUDY FROM THE JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

When Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, leading researchers on dyslexia, visited Delaware Valley Friends School as part of the DVFS Speaker Series in 2012, they shared a bit of research about pharmaceutical approaches to treating dyslexia that was in process at the time.

This study is the culmination of that research. While this is only one study, it does provide emerging promise for how best approaches in reading remediation may eventually be combined …

Posted by in Learning Differences, Current Research on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 03:25PM
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New DVFS Makerspace Request for Resources

We are very excited about the "makerspace," which will be a place where learners can be tinkerers, inventors and designers using a wide range of tools and resources with the support of our inventive educators. Our "makerspace" will be located in the southern half of the Media Center and its renovation is nearly complete. While we will outfit the space with a number of purchased tools and items, we are hoping to use repurposed items as well. We, …

Posted by in Technology, STEM, STEAM, Makerspace on Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 02:55PM
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