Back in June 2021, Alexis Birner, the passionate co-founder of Pear Tree, joined an intriguing podcast episode that explored the vital role of theme-based learning (AKA interdisciplinary learning) in teaching and tackling climate change.
Hosted by the vibrant Reasonably Radical team, a group of committed educators from both public and independent schools, this dynamic podcast episode featured a lively discussion between these like-minded professionals. They were all pursuing their Master’s of Education in Education for Sustainability at UBC, and among them was Katelyn, an inspiring Pear Tree School classroom teacher.
In this engaging episode of the Reasonably Radical blog, Alexis and other fascinating guests shared their experiences and insights. The lineup included two enthusiastic staff members from a regional Mini School that teaches students on a farm every other day, as well as a dedicated former school teacher now working with Metro Vancouver.
Together, these passionate speakers aimed to inspire stronger environmental education by encouraging students to embrace interdisciplinary thinking, ultimately shaping a more sustainable future for all.