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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Friday, February 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
De-Mystifying Note Taking, Study Notes, and the Art of Rapid Planning and Thinking - One System to rule them all

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Why is taking notes so hard to teach… writing everything down or highlighting is good, but doesn’t help us remember. Why do so many students study by reading… If you don’t have a pen in your hand, you're not thinking, you're reading. My father found a system early in his teaching career which he used as the basis for one of simplest systems to both empower students to THINK and STUDY material, and provide study notes to students that help them learn material, not just read it over. This incredibly versatile system is adaptable for group work notes, lecture notes, research notes, meeting notes, character and plot development, science and math notes, rapid essay planning for exams, elementary story planning… AND, it becomes a map to follow, allowing students to now focus on the art of writing instead of wondering where the story should go next. I fought learning the system as a teen until I had to write a 50 page essay in university. Bring some 11x17 paper and get ready to learn a simple system that everyone who uses it, ultimately adapts the concepts to their own style and needs. One side of one piece of paper... this will become your new mantra.

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Paul Brant Marlett

Learning Leader, Calgary Board of Education
Paul is a purebred teacher, he is a maverick in education with a unique approach to teaching and learning. Teaching grades 1 to 12, all subject matters, and 10 years with the Blended Homeschooling program, he has some unique insights into students and accelerating student progress... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
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