Mr. Kleiman's Class

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It is our collective duty to care for the Earth and her people, and to receive her many gifts with gratitude and humility.  Part of fulfilling this commitment is to respect, honour, and acknowledge that I live and work within the Treaty 7 territory which is the traditional land of the people of the Blackfoot confederacy.  This includes the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Piikani (Peigan), Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), and Stoney-Nakoda, First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations.  The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.  In the spirit of respect, reciprocity, truth, reconciliation, and healing I wish to learn from their collective and individual wisdom, and histories. I wish to honour Moh’kinsstis, the sacred place where the Bow River meets the Elbow River.

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My Living Green page is a passion project...
It is dedicated to links and information about environmental issues.  I share my ideas about key problems and my best advice for how to solve them while living better.

This page is full of ideas about teaching, and pedagogy.
I think being a great teacher starts with believing deeply in what you are doing...

How to Be Successful in Mr. Kleiman's Class

This file contains my best advice for finding success and reaching your academic goals in my class and likely in most classes you will take in high school.
How to be Successful in Mr Kleiman's Class.pdf


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Some Important Things to Watch

The Lorax

Nothing beats the book, but this is pretty close. A truly important cautionary tale: 

Science In America

Do I NEED to be scientifically literate? 


Miley Cyrus - The Climb

Written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe... sorry, not Miley Herself 
I can almost see it.That dream I'm dreaming, butThere's a voice inside my head sayingYou'll never reach itEvery step I'm takin'Every move I makeFeels lost with no direction,My faith is shakin'But I gotta keep tryin'Gotta keep my head held high
< Chorus >There's always gonna be another mountainI'm always gonna wanna make it moveAlways gonna be an uphill battleSometimes I'm gonna have to loseAin't about how fast I get thereAin't about what's waitin' on the other sideIt's the climb
The struggles I'm facingThe chances I'm takingSometimes might knock me down, butNo I'm not breakingI may not know it, butThese are the moments thatI'm gonna remember mostI've just gotta keep goin', andI gotta be strongJust keep pushing on, cause
< Chorus  x2 >
Keep on movin'Keep climbin'Keep the faith babyIt's all about, it's all aboutThe climbKeep the faith, keep your faith, woah 


The Greatest Motivational Speech of All Time
Do itJust do it Don't let your dreams be dreamsYesterday you said tomorrowSo just do itMake your dreams come trueJust do it Some people dream of successWhile you're gonna wake up and work hard at itNothing is impossible You should get to the pointWhere anyone else would quitAnd you're not going to stop thereNo, what are you waiting for? Do itJust do itYes you canJust do itIf you're tired of starting overStop giving up