Community musical production by high school class

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A talented English class took on the writing and production of a musical stage play about the coal mining history of their town. Jack wanted to involve teaching, learning and somehow include more people than just the class members. To

Successes with behavioural change in energy reduction

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Dramatic and effective communication strategies to allow and encourage commercial tenants to monitor and reduce their energy consumption.

Inviting Alice Munro to an English class

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When a young English teacher read about a new writer receiving a Governor General’s Award for literature for her first book, he wrote her to ask if she’d drive two hours to his classroom in Nanaimo and be interviewed by

A son’s leaving home for the first time

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A son’s journey after an uncle got him a job with an aviation company that included homelessness but ended with being a sought-after employee. His mother’s counsel was, “Stay with it, you don’t know where it’s going to take you.”

A Boulder Wall… removed

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A new neighbour’s move to build a boulder wall on his hill-top property was overturned, and dismantled, graciously. While a city councillor of the village predicted a protracted law suit, it was ended amicably. Before, during and after this ,

Transforming the atmosphere on Chicago subway

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One woman’s effort to engage others in a sketchy section of Chicago totally changed people’s behaviour from passengers’ total silence to animated conversation.

Finding the positive, changes group behaviour

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Teacher/ Principal provides support to problem solve negative behaviour that was tyrannizing an elementary school.

Living the curriculum.. changed students’ lives

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A former teacher/ principal shares how her life was changed in grade 10, by a teacher who lived the curriculum he taught and then expected the students to follow his lead, in being travellers in their own town.

Asking a child to change the world

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Steps a child can take to change their world. Kathleen Arnason shares some key steps in changing our world, no matter how young we are. Kathleen is a keynote speaker, author of six books, speaking on a variety of specialty

Finding a passion to explore

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A 3 step process a teacher used to help students find a passion to explore in their city.