Educators New to Quakerism Workshops
Offerings for 2022-23
Educators New to Quakerism workshops give teachers, staff, and administrators new to Friends schools the opportunity to explore the Quaker identity of their schools. Through engaging presentations and discussions with seasoned Friends school educators on topics such as Quaker history, beliefs, testimonies, and meeting for worship, participants gain a deeper understanding of the strong spiritual roots of their schools.
Learning more about Quakerism gives me a much better understanding of how I as a teacher can interact in the lives of my students and make my class a "meeting for learning."
Schools report that participants return to their communities with a greater understanding of the mission of their schools and renewed energy and enthusiasm for strengthening its Quaker dimension.
"I enjoyed the retreat aspect of this workshop - the time away and calm feelings lead to reflection. The small groups and partner activities provided a chance to network, to learn new perspectives, and to realize that I’m not alone in in my struggles, my hopes, and my joys."