Category Archives: Straight From the Students

Child of Tibet

A centerpiece of our recent unit on home featured the story of a woman named Soname Yangchen, born in the countryside of Tibet, raised as a servant-slave in the capital Lhasa, and then harrowed physically and emotionally throughout her escape … Continue reading

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Class VII on Gender Roles

Following up a provocative episode of Avatar (the gang’s arrival to the Northern Water Tribe, for all you fans out there), Class VII spent the afternoon discussing gender roles and expectations as we experience them in our lives. Check out … Continue reading

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Class VI: “Where I’m From”

Wrapping up our unit on place, home, and identity, the Class VI students recently wrote their own “I Am From” poems, prompted by the work of George Ella Lyon and a series of other examples inspired by her format. Find … Continue reading

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Thursdays are great.

It’s been a busy week with Class VII. Following up our viewing and analysis of The Lorax, the students delved into a number of real world examples of structural violence, breaking down topics from British colonialism in India to food … Continue reading

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Mondays are great.

In celebration of World Environment Day, Class VII enjoyed watching The Lorax last Thursday and Friday. We paused throughout the movie, among other points of discussion, to identify and distinguish various instances of direct and structural violence. [By “direct violence” … Continue reading

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How is place important in our lives?

Following up a passing, tangential comment of Rinchen Dorjee’s about rising sea levels (which led to our checking out this short and provocative documentary I adore: http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/watch/9/the_next_wave), Class VI has been working for the last few weeks on a unit … Continue reading

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T. G. Rinpoche’s Untimely Passing

Last week the Community, and truly the world (though we recognize that considering that scale, loss is only a temporally and geographically bounded illusion), suffered a jolting tragedy with the passing of Tsona Gontse Rinpoche. There is more to say … Continue reading

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Mother is the Best: A Poem

Mother is the Best by Sangey Tsering Mother is the best who gives us life, She is epitome of love we respect and show unity at home. She is kind we want her to become happy and love, whenever she … Continue reading

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