The Way The World Works

Every day, important events happen. Yesterday changed today and tomorrow will change what we think of what came before. In this course we will discuss issues that affect us as individuals, as members of the Vancouver community, as Canadians and as citizens of the world. Understanding the way the world works is not a passive endeavor, so through discussions, projects and debates we will hone our ability to be effective communicators and critical thinkers about the things we care about.

Your Teacher – Taylor Richardson

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Taylor will show you why the pen is mightier than the sword! She has both a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and an Associate of Arts Degree from Capilano University, where she focused on English and Creative Writing. Taylor found her passion for education while at Simon Fraser and since, has been working with students from all walks of life to gain more insight and knowledge. Aside from helping her friends, family, and classmates with their papers and studying, Taylor has been tutoring students with ADHD in a variety of subjects, focusing on organization and time management. The Writer’s Exchange is where she is able to let out all of her wacky energy volunteering with some fun kids doing fun stuff. At BrainBoost she tutors several subjects, including her specialty in English from K-12. She believes in creativity and the art of problem solving, and uses both of those in her practice to help students feel empowered and independent in their work. When she isn’t trying to find new and exciting ways to help her students, she is hiking with her Pug, Franklin, writing a novel, baking too many sweets, and teaching herself a new trade.



How much does it cost?

When is it?
Tuesday 1-3

What are the dates?
September 12 – June 12

What ages is it appropriate for?
10 – 13

What credits can be earned?
Social Studies 7/8

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable. 
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