Hannah Caldwell Henderson, Chief Advancement Officer, and Kathy Paulmier, Director of Community Involvement, contributed to the article "Quaker schools continue the long tradition of quiet reflection" in Grid Magazine.
From the article:
At Germantown Friends, moments of silence seem to crop up everywhere. Classes and faculty meetings begin with them. Sometimes teachers use silence to give students time to reflect in the middle of heated debates or complex lessons.
"It's a very natural and familiar practice for them," says Henderson. "They begin to learn, as soon as they hit this campus, their own relationship to silence and how they might use it in ways that create a connection to an inner light or an inner voice."