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Study Abroad

Continuing Sustainable and Ethical Service

January 18, 2020

After five days of teaching at T.N. Kirnon and the Adele School, we are able to reflect on the work that we have done throughout the week. We emphasized sustainability throughout the week we are in the schools in order to allow for techniques and effective teaching instruction to continue once we leave the classrooms. 

One way we ensured the work that we are doing is ethical is through the sustainability of relationships with the schools that we work in as well as the teachers we collaborate with. Our work goes beyond the week that we are present in the classrooms as many students will continue to keep in contact with their host teachers and continue to consider the needs of the classrooms once back at Lasell.      

Another way we ensure sustainability is by modeling the use of resources and materials that we bring into the classroom. This allows for the teachers to see what these materials enhance students learning and different ways they can be implemented into the classroom. Each year we return, our teachers that we collaborate with are using the resources we have brought in the past and reciprocating the teaching methods we modeled. 

As we continue our partnerships with T.N. Kirnon and the Adele School, we are looking forward to improving this program as a whole for the benefit of all participants. 

Mindy Esposito working with student who is writing his penpal letterMindy Esposito working with student who is writing his penpal letter to a first grader from Massachusetts

Olivia Knotts working with 6th grade student at T.N. Kirnon who is writing a letter to his future self Olivia Knotts working with sixth-grade student at T.N. Kirnon who is writing a letter to his future self about growth mindset