Green guideDescribe your school-aged self in three words.
I only have one — shy.What was your favourite subject in school and why?
Math, because it was so precise, and science for the same reason.What do you wish you had been taught in school but weren’t?
I wish I had learned to play a musical instrument.In school I excelled at …
Math, chemistry, physics and English.In school I struggled with …
I didn’t struggle but German was hard.Fondest school-related memory
My first kiss.Quality you most appreciated in a teacher?
Passion for the subject they’re teaching.Most important life lesson learned at school?
If you make a mess you have to clean it up.If you could create a new course to be taught at all schools, what would it be?
We have to put the world back together. Right now, we see the world in fragments and we believe we are separate from nature. But that isn’t the case at all. If I were to develop a course to teach to students it would focus on Rachel Carson’s [American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring advanced the global environmental movement] work of how we all belong to an interconnected world.The thing I learned in kindergarten that still applies to my life today is …
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Name: David Suzuki
photography: Jaime Hogge; inset photo courtesy of David Suzuki; Paper elements: iStock.