Identity Quest: Tales of Empathy & Discovery


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

10:50-11:20 am PST 

July 8th, July 9th, July 10th, July 11th, July 12th

*Note: This class meets every day M-F for one week.


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

We will embark on an enriching exploration of identity using the heartwarming tales of "The Invisible Boy" and "Hey, Little Ant" as guidebooks. Through these captivating stories, learners delve into themes of empathy, self-discovery, and diversity, fostering a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Join us on a journey of imagination and growth as we celebrate the unique qualities that make each of us special and learn to embrace the richness of our intersecting identities.

Student Outcomes:

  • Students will gain insight into their own unique qualities, interests, and values, building confidence and self-esteem.
  • Students practice critical thinking skills as they analyze characters' motivations, explore complex themes, and make connections to their own lives.
  • Students will celebrate and respect differences, fostering a culture of inclusivity and acceptance.

Student Experience

Literary Analyst




Your Teacher: Aditya Chothani 

Aditya is a seasoned educator and transformative thinker with a unique background spanning education, finance, and spirituality. He has experience in gifted education across California and New York City, including a stint at The Nueva School. He continues to broaden his perspective while pursuing an MA in Psychology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Previously, Aditya spent a decade as an investment banker and consultant before embarking on a three-year journey as a monk at an Ashram in India. Today, with his diverse experiences, Aditya is an educational leader and advocate for holistic growth and learning.