SLC Teacher Stories

Annie Kwong's Story

"We are at an urban school with learners from the ages of 13-18 years old. The socioeconomics and demographics include working- class to middle-class families. Majority of our students are of Asian and South-Asian descent. The most important experience for my learners is that they were able to exercise their critical thinking skills."

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Norm Kaether's Story

"Many students commented that when they were challenged to make personal commitments to change their habits (as Be the Change Action Packs require), it really pushed them to think about personal responsibility and ethical choices within a local and global food system."

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Corrie-Ann Clutchey's Story

"Students were surprised by their consumption habits when they were tasked with tracking within their own families.  Many reported speaking to their parents about the household consumption of products and their packaging."

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Susan Egan's Story

"The inquiry was very powerful and increased awareness about our buying patterns and the impact on the environment of our culture of consumerism."

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Lena Miller's Story

"The students used the knowledge gained from their inquiry projects to complete a sustainability audit of the school with the help of the Sustainability Manager from the University of Northern BC (UNBC)."

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Curtis Collier’s Story

“I wanted to challenge students to address issues of sustainability and social justice and have students inquire into their own lives and behaviors. We used a learning package from Student Leadership and Sustainability provided from Be The Change Earth Alliance”

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Michael Iachetta's Story

"The Lessons encouraged my students to get involved and take action.   Many students joined the school’s environment club, getting involved in rain gardens, and presenting at local elementary schools."

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Antony Blaikie's Story

"[This Project] simply deepened their knowledge of particular issues and strengthen their commitment to some basic sustainable actions they have already started."

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