Our head teachers and many of our associate teachers earned master’s degrees in colleges of education. Ongoing staff development is an important part of All Souls School. We are all learners; every year brings new challenges and projects from which we can learn about children in particular and in general. Our Friday afternoon staff meetings provide time to discuss educational questions. Topics encompass a wide range: from discussion about professional development opportunities, class projects, workshops in the visual arts and/or literacy, occasional discussions around an educational book that everyone has read together, technology instruction, as well as brainstorming ideas about young children and their development, such as recent findings about the brain.