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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 • 11:40am - 2:00pm
Hope Without Action Is Wishful Thinking

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Hope is a common, but confusing concept. This session seeks to frame "hope" as an action word and presents a heuristic model that can be used to establish an effective context for building impactful and supportive relationships with students. This model referred to as the "Hope Wheel," is a grassroots approach applied to our personal and interpersonal perspectives. It’s a model we can use to place ourselves and those around us on a continuum of human development. The Hope Wheel presents four directions: respect, understanding, relationships, and responsibility. Where we fall on the Hope Wheel is a reflection of our developing personal identity and private logic. How we answer the prompts, "I am... others are... the world is... therefore?" ultimately defines our "Learning Story." You will learn how to set a context for relationships that guide students toward a willingness to share their values and perspectives with you so you can essentially support them in purposeful and effective ways.

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Sean Grainger

Adminstrator, Red Deer Public Schools
Sean is a teacher, councilor and administrator. He has been in the learning game since 1994 having begun his career teaching grades 1 and 2 at Tall Cree First Nation. Since then he continued to teach in First Nations communities for six more years, then entered the public school system... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2023 11:40am - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-811
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