LISTEN: In this episode, Rodney speaks with Brenda Crawley, Head of Plymouth Meeting Friends School, and Karen Cumberbatch, Head of Carolina Friends School. Brena and Karen share their experience as members of the SSFS community and reflect on what it means to be a woman of color in a leadership position, decision-making during COVID-19, and what drew them to Quaker Education.
Gnu Stories Podcast
Gnu Stories Podcast: Highlights from the SSFS Community | Hosted by Dr. Rodney Glasgow, Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School, this podcast offers a closer look at our diverse, innovative, and close-knit community, as well as best practices in the world of progressive education. Listen in every other week to hear from our faculty, staff, and students, as Rodney talks with them about topics ranging from the school's role in civic engagement, to the importance of incorporating fun into learning.
LISTEN: Join Dr. Rodney Glasgow as he takes a deeper dive into self-advocacy with our SSFS Middle and Upper School students. Hear what students have to say about self-advocacy, how they practice it in the classroom, what teachers can do to create a safe space for their students to practice, and how students can psych themselves up to test out this important skill.
LISTEN: What is self-advocacy and why is it important? What do we risk by not teaching this skill? Our Learning Specialists and Upper School Director of College Counseling speak with Dr.Rodney Glasgowabout the importance of becoming a self-advocate, its alter ego of learned-helplessness and selfishness, and the role self-advocacy could have played in the insurgency at the U.S. Capitol.
LISTEN: After an extended time in virtual mode, SSFS is opening its campus to students for in-person learning. From dealing with an array of emotions to building new habits, hear from our counselors about how you and your student can get ready to come back to school —whether at SSFS or another community.
LISTEN: Come and celebrate the winter break with us as our community shares some of our favorite winter holiday traditions!
LISTEN/WATCH: In November, David Ayala ’96 met with SSFS Head of School Rodney Glasgow about his transformational experience at SSFS and his journey to his current role at School Leader Lab.
LISTEN: Join Rodney as he invites our SSFS students to reflect on the 2020 election, what it has meant to them and their classmates, and the role of social media in civic engagement. Further, the group discusses how we, as citizens and community members, resolve conflict and how we all work together to make our school, our country, and our world a better place.
LISTEN: As an educational institution, how do we prepare our students to be civically engaged citizens while also practicing civility? What lessons from history can help guide our students as they learn about democracy and find a way to use their own voice for change? What is the role of school in civic engagement? Hear from faculty members Pinki Shah and Mao Wang as well as Director of DEI Nicole Lee as we explore these questions.
WATCH/LISTEN: Recorded in September 2020, Head of School Rodney Glasgow spoke with Shoshanna Sumka, SSFS alumna and Executive Director of ISEEN, about experiential education, creating connection in a virtual environment, and her time as a student at SSFS!
Listen: With stress and anxiety levels raised, fun is more critical than ever. Join Rodney as he speaks with Jenai Bell (Cross-Divisional Learning Specialist Admin. Assistant), Joel Gunzburg (LS Counselor), and Shannon Needham (Upper School Learning Specialist) as they discuss the importance of fun for learning, community building, and stress-relief and how they are infusing fun into everyday activities.