After they presented their letter to Deputy Consul Henry, a reporter asked our Principal, Thabiti Brown, "Shouldn't students be in class?" He replied, in true Expeditionary Learning fashion: "This is class."
Dr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?
Take a look at the Lady Gaga parody,"Snakes Are Born This Way," created by second graders and their teachers at Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston for a smile and a reminder of what learning and high quality student work can look like.
The Expeditionary Learning philosophy is the best thing you've never heard of but it could save our educational system. The "EL" approach succeeds in urban, rural or suburban schools and at every grade level.