Our Week of Understanding is an annual opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to dive deeper into the differences that make our community and humanity great, but that also can provide a pretext for unnecessary division. Education about what makes us all different is an important step in the march toward acceptance and love, and every year, this week acts as our concentrated attempt at pushing that educational journey along.
Below, check out the different ways our schools participated in the Week of Understanding.
Great job from Mrs. Marcia Prewitt-Spiller and our Community Council Members kicking off the Week of Understanding at the Primary School 🤗@MPSpiller @CarynOxford @WoodwardAcademy @PSPrincipalWA @WAPrimaryAP #WoodwardGrateful #WoodwardWay pic.twitter.com/LebH8qEbRI— TEAM FRENCH (@TEAMFRENCH3) March 18, 2019
Learning what it means to love and see with your ❤️ - instead of with your 👀’s to understand our differences on the world. Week of Understanding 2019 #WoodwardGrateful #WoodwardWay @CarynOxford @PSPrincipalWA @WAPrimaryAP @WoodwardAcademy pic.twitter.com/oEn8Y3M9Ar— TEAM FRENCH (@TEAMFRENCH3) March 19, 2019
We are alike. We are different. Morning Meeting blindfold greeting. Empathy for those who are unable to see. Can we recognize a greeting just by voice? #woodwardway #waprimary #weekofunderstanding pic.twitter.com/Eca9DV6Urr— Mrs. Lopez's Class (@ktweetspot) March 20, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt said: “Do what you can where you are with what you have”.— Leslie Byars (@ByarsFlyers) March 20, 2019
Focusing on what we CAN do when we take away our sense of sight, hearing, or our ability to speak. #empathy #waprimary #weekofunderstanding #woodwardway pic.twitter.com/sQ2MrVvqXO
It’s our Week of Understanding this week! Today, we hosted panels at lunch time covering topics such as gender, LGBTQ, race, and learning differences in various venues on campus. pic.twitter.com/gMJW8oBr25— Woodward Academy (@WoodwardAcademy) March 20, 2019
It's always wonderful to cap off our Week of Understanding with a delicious, multi-cultural lunch in Champions Gym. pic.twitter.com/fmpcH2ihnn— Woodward Academy (@WoodwardAcademy) March 22, 2019