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Education in the Age of Climate Change

For the past 18 years Lizanne Foster has taught the humanities in secondary schools in Surrey, B.C. Education in the Age of Climate Change is a blog about public education in B.C. Follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/MovingParadigms]@movingparadigms [/url] or visit her blog www.teachteens.org.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 18
Image: First Nations Education Steering Committee
Lizanne Foster | Well-being for our children and for our planet should be the ultimate goal of learning. We can't afford for it not to be.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 17
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Lizanne Foster | Have you heard of First Peoples Principles of Learning, a list of approaches to learning common amongst Indigenous peoples for the multiple millennia before colonization and the residential schools?
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 11
Lizanne Foster | The class of 2030 will begin school in a few short weeks. How can schooling foster the creativity needed to solve the world's biggest problems, including climate change and the refugee crisis?
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change May 7
Lizanne Foster | What happens to our society when what we teach about ethics and citizenship inside our schools is not reflected in the reality outside our classrooms?
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change April 8
B.C. Premier Christy Clark in 2014
Lizanne Foster | If you can’t afford the $10,000 a plate dinners, the B.C. Liberals have little to offer you besides more of what we’ve been subjected to since 2001.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change February 12
Lizanne Foster | Finance Minister De Jong's claims to a balanced budget actually reveal years of fiscal mismanagement and neglect.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change January 22
Lizanne Foster | It felt good to march among fellow British Columbians against Trump, but change is desperately needed here as well.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change November 12
Lizanne Foster | Christy Clark said she was excited about the Supreme Court decision, but she was Minister of Education when the problems started.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change October 30
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Lizanne Foster | It’s ironic that the B.C. government rolls out a new curriculum situating emotional well-being at the centre of learning, while it simultaneously undermines teachers and underfunds public education.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change September 17
Lizanne Foster | Being a teacher already requires daily feats of flexibility. What we need are resources.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change August 26
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Lizanne Foster | Fifteen years of cuts to education funding means that there are many public schools where parents are wondering about whether to include the following on their shopping list for school supplies.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change July 18
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Lizanne Foster | Essentially, my students want to know why it's so hard for people to get along with other people.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change July 1
Lizanne Foster | Why is public education, the very cornerstone of a democracy where Canadian values are nurtured, under such sustained attack here in B.C.?
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change June 5
Image: 1984
Lizanne Foster | In British Columbia today, Christy Clark's Liberal government wants us to believe that 2 + 2 = 5.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change May 29
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Lizanne Foster | In light of the inadequate response by the B.C. government to the safety needs in B.C. schools, parents are advised to prepare for increased spending on back-to-school supplies in Fall 2016.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change May 3
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Lizanne Foster | There are a few ways you can prime parents and the public into accepting privatization in schools. (This is satire folks.)
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change April 25
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Lizanne Foster | You will need the help of politicians. This is easy to obtain since they are always looking for donations for their election campaigns. Spending a few million will reap rewards 10 times over.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change February 24
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Lizanne Foster | There are multitudes of you with many brilliant ideas but too often those ideas are being buried beneath your boredom and frustration in schools.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change January 9
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Lizanne Foster | My friends have a lot on their minds lately. Getting rid of a government that cares more about what corporations want than what BC citizens need is at the top of that list.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change December 23
Lizanne Foster | During this Christmas season, when the birth of a child is celebrated with largesse, I think about the children the B.C. government has conveniently forgotten.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change November 21
Lizanne Foster | The tradition of a woman covering her head as an indication of piety and modesty has a long history.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change November 14
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Lizanne Foster | In the recent federal election, the Harper Conservatives used a niqab to fan the flames of hatred, but Canadians overwhelming rejected that attempt to divide citizens from each other.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change September 8
Lizanne Foster | The new B.C. curriculum will fit seamlessly into private schools in classrooms with 15 students and unlimited resources.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change September 4
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Lizanne Foster | If I didn't know otherwise, I’d think that students in B.C. were all under the supervision of Thomas Gradgrind.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change September 3
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Lizanne Foster | I wish I could get excited about the new curriculum from the B.C. Ministry of Education, but I can't help but think of the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change June 30
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Lizanne Foster | What is there to celebrate in Harper's Canada where scientists are muzzled and wounded soldiers unsupported?
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change May 10
Lizanne Foster | On this Mother's Day, a reflection on mothers and on Mother Earth.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change April 19
Lizanne Foster | What would it take for millions of Canadians to spend the next two weeks, between Earth Day and Mother's Day doing something to slow environmental destruction on Mother Earth.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change March 11
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Lizanne Foster | I finally understand why so many people prefer to look away when the topic of climate change comes up: cognitive dissonance is more comfortable than facing the facts about the crisis we are in.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change February 7
Lizanne Foster | If we met now we could talk about my "2 degrees of separation" from Madiba. We could talk about why an ubuntu philosophy is our only hope of surviving climate change. Or we could talk about my student

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