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Lizanne Foster
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My heart skipped a beat when I saw your face on the front page of the newspaper, my mind racing back to the day that photo was taken at school. Your smile is so brilliant. Your eyes have that misch...
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How many reasons do you need to recall representatives who are not representing the people? 
If you are a voter who has been feeling like your family's needs have been ignored given the BC Liberals' choices for the past 14 years, consider joining the recall effort....
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(This blog picks up some threads from my Dear Students piece ) What do we teachers do while we wait for politicians to agree with us that 19th century school structures are obsolete in the 21st cen...
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I'm sorry that you are forced to sit for 6 hours each school-day despite research that reveals the detrimental cognitive and health effects of excessive sitting. I wish you had not had your curiosity crushed by classroom conformity....
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I am curious though. I wonder what "international experts" could tell the Ministry of Education that teachers in B.C. do not already know about students and their needs?...
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I don’t know how to help you. I know what you need but I don’t know how to get it for you. You’re an artist. You see the world through a cartoon lens. While I talk, you draw crazy creatures. You sh...
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Nature has the secrets of restoration. But we really need to stop shopping for things we don't need.
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Two moms and five kids tried to use a playground at a North Vancouver French private school around 4 p.m. The principal asked them to leave because the school grounds are off-limits to the public until 5:30 p.m. The playground was built from money fu...
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(This blog picks up some threads from my Dear Students piece ) What do we teachers do while we wait for the powers-that-be to see that 19th century structures are obsolete in the 21st century, and ...
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I should confess that I listened to your lectures out of sequence. I was first drawn to fourth one, on ubuntu, mesmerized as I began to listen by your images of Madiba’s memorial, comparing them with my own memories of the broadcast. As the lecture continued I was riveted by the argument you were making about a kind of ubuntu existing in Canada.  I found myself agreeing with you until my mind recalled all that has happened in Canada during the Harper years…

I suspect that if we met today we’d have much to talk about beyond the violence in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  We could talk about my “two degrees of separation” from Madiba. We could talk about why I believe adopting an ubuntu philosophy is the only way we will have any hope of surviving climate change. Or we could talk about my amazing students who, every day, fill my heart with hope and love.
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What if, to prepare our children for the complete restructuring of our political, economic and social systems necessitated by the climate change crisis, the dominant paradigm in schools was not competition for grades but instead collaboration to solve real problems?

What if, instead of preparing students to be careerists and consumers in an extractivist economy, schools focused instead on preparing our children to be global citizens, aware of how their choices and actions impacted the lives of all other global citizens?
[T]he task is to articulate...an alternative worldview to rival the one at the heart of the ecological crisis - embedded in interdependence rather than hyper-individualism, reciprocity rather than ...
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Van Roekel, Fordham and Defending the Brand
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The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational "reform" while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality educati

Episode 1
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The first episode takes a look at how plants created the world

Of mediums and messages
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We look at the legacy of cultural icon Marshall McLuhan 50 years after his prophetic insights into the future of media.

Integral Options Cafe: The Brain - A User's Guide to Emotions and Emotio...
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Offering multiple perspectives from many fields of human inquiry that may move all of us toward a more integrated understanding of who we ar

Tree Hugging Now Scientifically Validated
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It has been recently scientifically validated that hugging trees is actually good for you. Research has shown that you don't even have to to

WATCH: Rapper Not Down With Standardized Testing
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It looks like the anti-standardized testing movement just got itself a theme song. New York-based teacher/rapper Jeremy Dudley (aka Origin)

Schools let sleepy teens lie in - Health - CBC News
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Some school boards in Canada are switching to later start times to help sleepy teens.

Dissecting Why You're So Angry (And What To Do About It)
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Anger is a destructive act of aggression, causing others to withdraw or escalate. When we express the truth of our feelings, we forge a crea

High school teacher launches students into computer-world big leagues
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VANCOUVER - When Robert Arkiletian heard Google was interested in interviewing him for a computer programming job, he wasn’t interested.

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy of Mobile Learning
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Presentation about moving from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0; from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy; from instructivism to constructivism

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What is the single most important life lesson older people feel young pe...
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Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1500 people age 70 to 100+ for his book “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice

CHRIS GUILLEBEAU: 11 ways to be average
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Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur and writer. His blog, The Art of Non-Conformity, helps people follow their passion and find a meaningful

War Child UK
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Child soldier. Some words don't belong together.

The pros and cons of going braless
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Scientific research on the effect on bras on the sagging of boobs backs up the old feminist call for women to ditch the harness

Sorry, vegans: Eating meat and cooking food is how humans got their big ...
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Eating meat and cooking food enabled the brains of prehumans to grow dramatically over time.

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, One Big Continent of Pain | TomDispatch
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Tomdispatch.com is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually wor

CBC - 8th Fire - TV - At the Crossroads
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Airing Thursday February 2 at 9 pm on CBC-TV & Friday February 3 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network. At the close of the series, we meet