Monthly Archives: September 2015

Structural Violence in Education, as told by Class VIII

Class VIII has finished up their unit on structural violence in education with flying colors. A few weekends ago, we took a trip to the local public high school to observe their environment and classes and interview students and staff. … Continue reading

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“In my life, light means…”

  “[T]he light of love shown on me in that very hour.” -Helen Keller   An opener for Class X: In The Story of My Life, Keller uses lots of light imagery. What is a light in your life? Some … Continue reading

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A Reflection in Rhyme

We recently bid goodbye to a dearly loved volunteer, David Wilmot, but not nearly as elegantly as he bid farewell to us! See below some favorite excerpts from a tremendous 12-page poetic epic he left pinned up in the kitchen … Continue reading

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“Beautiful should have it in every angle.”

Photo by budding photographer, Raju Kumar, Class IX   Priming us to explore a funny episode in Jerome K. Jerome’s classic Three Men in a Boat—an aesthetically humble storekeeper plasters over expensive antique oak paneling with garish blue wallpaper, hullaballoo … Continue reading

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“We don’t have to see what all media and newspaper show us. Beauty is about compassion and love inside our heart.”

Having explored how corporations use media to manipulate us into consuming their products, Class VII spent some time contemplating and investigating how this barrage of messages affects our own self-image and conceptions of “beauty.” We identified common messages about beauty … Continue reading

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“It tells that it is very cool but it will only take our money.”

Following up a poignant (and adorable) Environment Day performance by the preschool through fifth grade classes, Class VI has recently been delving into the way corporations manipulate us with advertisements and the media. Tsering Lhadron A dissects a magazine ad. … Continue reading

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