Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

Posted by: Chris Nelson   -   Posted in: Community Spotlights, Diversity, Early Grades, News, Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies, School Culture- Jan 18, 2017 Comments Off on Martin Luther King Jr Assembly

  “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” “Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You […]

If We’re All In Agreement, Can We Agree to Be Different?

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity, School Culture, Views- Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off on If We’re All In Agreement, Can We Agree to Be Different?

Rudolf Steiner’s verse The Healthy Social Life is often used at adult gatherings in Waldorf schools.  It reads: The healthy social life is found when, in the mirror of each human soul, the whole community finds its reflection and when, in the community, the virtue of each one is living. Undoubtedly, the verse has  inclusive sentiments, but looking […]

The Sacred and The Mundane~Diversity and the Calendar

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity- Nov 20, 2012 Comments Off on The Sacred and The Mundane~Diversity and the Calendar

It seems like setting up the school calendar should be a fairly straightforward endeavor, right?  After 15 years, we ought to be able to navigate around some dates and schedule events without incident. Furthermore, our ongoing diversity studies should have made us  more aware and a little more culturally nimble. Yet, we are–still, and always– […]

May Diversity Discussion

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity- May 09, 2012 3 Comments

The faculty diversity discussion this month centered around the article ‘Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege’, which we read and discussed in small groups. I’ve provided a link to the article so that you can follow along with our work.

Faculty In-Service, Cultural Competencies in the Classroom

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity- Mar 30, 2012 1 Comment

On Monday, March 12, the BWS faculty engaged in a day-long workshop with Rosetta Lee, a local diversity workshop leader. Ms. Lee’s work was tailored to our school and was based on the workshop she presented as a part of the Pacific Northwest Association for Independent Schools’ similarly-themed professional development workshop in October, which was […]

Diversity in the Classroom

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity- Feb 03, 2012 Comments Off on Diversity in the Classroom

Arithmetic is Universal This month’s diversity discussion question for the faculty meeting was, “What are some techniques or content that you’ve brought in your teaching based on the diversity of your class, past or present?”.  Teachers shared their experiences regarding their classes, past and present, and some shared some ideas they hoped to implement or would […]

BWS at the Independent School Fair for People of Color

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Diversity- Oct 07, 2011 Comments Off on BWS at the Independent School Fair for People of Color

The Bright Water School Admissions staff is looking forward to joining over thiry local private schools at the Independent School Fair for People of Color on Thursday, October 13th, from 6 to 8.30 pm at the Rainier Community Center. This education fair, begun five years ago, provides an opportunity for families of color to learn […]