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ARI LEARNING

Adaptable Reciprocal Interactive

Inclusive classrooms for homeschoolers, unschoolers and life-long learners. Meet our brilliant teaching team here!

 

INSTRUCTORS

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HEATHER

Hello, my name is Heather and I have been a teacher since graduating with my Bachelor in Education in 2012 and a diploma in Special Education in 2015. I did part of my education in New Zealand and the rest here in British Columbia, and I was fortunate enough to do my second teaching practicum in Oaxaca, Mexico. I am now teaching in British Columbia as an Integration Support Teacher.

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CARLY

Hello, my name is Carly and I've been teaching on Outschool since 2017. I graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care in 2014 and am passionate about inclusion in education. I value relationship at the core of all learning interactions. I created ARI because I believe opportunities for learning should be adaptable, reciprocal and interactive. To me, reciprocal learning is everyone having something to learn from each other, drawing from a collective knowledge that is dynamic and fluid as interaction happens. I am excited to learn alongside your family!

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FRANKIE

Frankie holds a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care from UVic and a Master's of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. She has worked in the social services field for over ten years specializing in working with youth and families. Frankie loves the outdoors and the wilderness and has experience in outdoor education, wilderness and adventure therapy, and experiential learning. Frankie is fascinated by the brain and has significant knowledge and expertise in brain development, brain plasticity, and mental and psychological health. Frankie currently works in the field of youth mental health and addiction.

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ALLAN

During his adolescent years, Allan was torn between pursuing a career in either education or forestry. After completing his post-secondary education in forest resource management, he began working in the wonderful outdoors for ~10 years. Through those years he has openly shared his outdoor knowledge & experiences with those that are curious enough to wonder about the world around them. Now Allan provides educational experiences for youth, so that they can learn from the wonders nature provides for us.

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KELLY

Kelly's background is in agriculture and food security. She has been a farmer all of her life, and complemented this "hands-on" work with a B.A. and Masters degree focused on food systems. As an educator, she designed and ran unique educational programming for first-year university students around food-systems change for four years. 
The award-winning program supported youth to engage in entrepreneurship related to food, agriculture or environmental issues. Kelly enjoys mentoring teenagers to develop their skills as change-makers. She believes in the power in alternative forms of learning: ones that are experiential, based in social issues, and real-life problems. Additionally, with her Teaching English as a Second Language certification, Kelly has enjoyed 5 years of working with youth across the globe, and is energized by connecting with them and their stories.

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KENDYL

Kendyl is an urban farmer. She and her daughter care for over 20 chickens plus a dog and cat! Kendyl incubated and hatched her own chicks under a warm light in her house. She kept the chicks inside while they were small and vulnerable then moved them out to their big coop in her yard. She learned how to keep chickens from her Nona, her Italian grandmother. Kendyl brings a fun and silly energy to all her classes. She loves playing classic games like pictionary, would you rather, truth or dare, connect 4, and 20 questions. Show and tell is always a favourite activity in Making Friends meetings. Bring your favourites! Toys, art, pets... Kendyl wants to hear about them all!

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YVONNE

Hi! I'm Yvonne and I am currently a homeschooling mom, with a degree in music and most of a degree in education (it's a long story). I have travelled parts of the world, performed with choirs and bands and continue to write and produce music.  You can find me down at the local farmer's market playing music or selling eggs.  I've raised a few batches of chickens, 2 kids, a crabby old budgie, dogs and cats, a ghost fish (long story) and lots of plants. I'm currently working on cold weather gardens way up here in the north and I play regular weekly Dungeons and Dragons games with some international friends. Writing, painting, crafting, sewing, fishing, hunting, hiking and kayaking are some of my favorite pastimes.  When it comes to homeschooling, I use a mix and match method based on the child using tools from the unschooling, wildschooling and structured schooling
bags. Everyone has a story, I hope to hear yours soon!

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NICOLE

Hello everyone, my name is Ms. Nicole. I graduated from Colorado State University with bachelors degrees in both Communication Studies and Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts. While studying with a focus on English and Creative Writing.
I believe that every learner deserves to be valued and respected in whatever they might be learning. This is one of my greatest passions, and I'm excited to share it with the world. A little more about me, I love animals (so please bring them to class), I love being outdoors, and I love sharing my art. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your learner!