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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 24 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
How to Dance a Book

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If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to engage your students in reading, you’ll love dancing a book. “Movement makes everything better.” It was this philosophy that lead to Christina getting curious about how reading a book could be a more active adventure. Kids sit so much and it’s exciting to have them experience the magic of reading on a more whole-bodied level. Dancing a Book is a wonderful opportunity for self-expression, creativity and outright joy. It’s the perfect exercise when you’ve got kids with lots of energy, or you want to build community through cooperation. The beauty of this activity is that it promotes literacy, both intellectual and physical, along with connecting movement to ideas, feelings and the written word. You’ll return to this activity over and over because your students will love it.

Come to this active workshop for a practical lesson that you can use with any book in any subject. Christina will be sharing her newly published book What Makes a Dancer? as a model for the session.

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Christina Marlett

Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed-out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2023 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2503
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