Thursday, April 14, 2011

Visit to Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School

Today (Wednesday, April 13th) I visited students at the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in New York. The school is part of the Outward Bound network, and students and teachers embark on expeditions (similar to interdisciplinary units) as part of their curriculum.

Their current expeditions is called "Taking a Stand" and Ms. Shiney, a teacher at the school, invited me in to talk about fund-raising and advocating for Meher. The students had already learned a lot about India, Meher, and activism, and had great questions and ideas to share with me. After our discussion, the students made posters to show what they had learned and explain the issue and solution to the rest of the school.

It was a wonderful visit and I really enjoyed sharing Meher's story with the students.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ms. Sethi, I was one of the students there you were teaching, I just wanted to say you were awesome and we were grateful to have you come to MELS. We hope to see you in the future!