Stereotype Threat

A few years ago, I attended a conference at which Dr. Claude Steele presented an inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking keynote talk, “Stereotype Threat:  How it affects us and what we can do about it.” Dr. Steele is an internationally renowned social scientist and university executive, and his theory of stereotype threat has been the focus […]

Remembering Pete Seeger

Today is Peter Seeger’s birthday, and he would have turned 100.  Pete Seeger is one of my heroes, and it is with sadness that I recall that he passed away six years ago at the age of 94.  An inspiring folk singer and daring activist with a deep love and concern for our world, he […]

The aim of a Friends education, BFS’s core values, and why empathetic kids succeed in our all-about-me world

“While each Friends school has its own unique style and personality, they all have a common purpose: not only to provide a rich and challenging education but also to foster the ideals of community, spirituality, responsibility and stewardship. A hallmark of the Quaker school experience is the basic beliefs that we are all teachers and learners and […]