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The Importance of Teaching Empathy

Delaware Valley Friends School faculty members Nic James and Elizabeth Kriynovich share two excellent articles on building empathy in our schools

Nic James is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Delaware Valley Friends and shared this article from Mindshift with colleagues, saying “Many researchers and critical thinkers have discovered that when we operate from a foundation of empathy for others, we increase our own levels of …

Posted by Lisa Howell in Quaker Education, Mindfulness Moment, Diversity, Friends, Community, skills on Thursday October 17 at 01:52PM
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Benjamin J. Cohen Faculty Development Fund

Being the Director of ABLE means it’s important for Ken Sinapius to continually challenge himself the same way he asks ABLE students to challenge themselves on their adventures. Thanks to the generosity of the Benjamin J. Cohen Faculty Development Fund, Ken had the opportunity to push his personal limits this past summer on a 10-day trip to the North Cascades where he went on to climb Mount Adams and Mount Rainier!


At an elevation of 14,411 feet, …

Posted by in Blogging, Faculty, ABLE, Professional Development, News, Community, skills on Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Our New Play and Community Space is Open!

Drumroll… “Five – four – three – two – one – go!” The entire school counted down to the opening of the new play and community space on Monday, April 30, 2018.

DV's two student government Co-clerks, Michael Hall and John Coleman, cut the ceremonial red ribbon to opening the way for the Lower School grades to run up the hill, becoming the first students to play on the new equipment.

Despite the chilly weather, our youngest students – cheered on by …

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