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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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Transitions Times and Anxiety

DVFS Lower School Assistant Director, and Lower & Middle School Counselor, Christy Zawadzkas, shared some thoughts about an article she recently read about anxiety, and we wanted to share this food for thought regarding helping your student through a time of transition, such as the beginning of a new school year.


Transitions can be challenging. Whether we are transitioning to a new school, new city, or new job, there may be some anxiety.

Posted by kelly in Learning Differences, Middle School, Current Research, Learning Disability, Lower School, News on Tuesday September 12, 2017
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New Article About ADHD and "Hyperfocusing"

Helen Mannion, Director of Teaching and Learning at DVFS, shares what she thinks are some important takeaways from this article from ADDitude magazine about a common — but confusing — symptom of ADHD called “hyperfocus.”

    • People who think ADHD means having a short attention span may misunderstand what ADHD is...
    • What you might not know about ADHD is that there’s another side: the tendency for children and adults with attention deficit disorder to …
Posted by kelly in Learning Differences, Blogging, Current Research, Learning Disability on Friday September 8, 2017
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Happy Teachers Change the World

It makes sense, right? Happy teachers change the world, and at Delaware Valley Friends School we know for a fact--and benefit every day--from the teachers among us who are working to create a balanced, mindful, peaceful learning environment, not just for students but for the faculty and staff, as well. DVFS Upper School faculty member Elizabeth Kriynovich is one of those teachers.

Through her teaching, her work with the Yoga Club, and as a …

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DVFS Leads the Way in Requiring Girls Lacrosse Helmets

In August of 2016, U.S. Lacrosse, the sport's national governing body, announced its decision to make helmets optional for all levels of girls lacrosse. At the high school level, each state's athletic association makes the decision whether or not to adopt this new rule. Pennsylvania decided to accept the recommendation for optional helmets in the girls’ game.

This is the first-ever performance standard for women’s lacrosse headgear and was …

Posted by kelly in Current Research, Athletics, Sports on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 01:09PM
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DV's Multisensory Math Approach Energized by Visiting Specialist

For two days in late March, DV welcomed Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT to observe and share her wealth of knowledge in Multisensory Math as a way to best meet the needs of our student population on all levels. Multisensory Math is rooted in the Orton-Gillingham tradition of language instruction, using methods to include Kinesthetic, Tactile, Visual, Auditory, and Expressive sensory areas to support student understanding of math concepts and …

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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 Marketing Department DVFS in Current Research, Executive Function on Tuesday February 7, 2017
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Faculty Led Professional Development

by David Calamaro, Associate Head of School and Academic Dean

I am a firm believer that the best learning occurs for students when faculty are the instructional experts. “Professional learning communities” in education may take many different forms depending on the size and culture of the school, everything from informal lunch discussions initiated by faculty about current topics in education, to formalized programs that link to faculty evaluation…

Posted by in Current Research, Faculty, Teacher Training, Professional Development on Thursday December 8, 2016
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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 Marketing Department DVFS in Learning Differences, Current Research on Friday September 23, 2016
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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 Marketing Department DVFS in Learning Differences, Current Research on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 03:25PM
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