Highlights

Scroll down to see some great highlights from our newsletters, book club events, guest speakers, and field trips!
 

World Affairs

NOVEMBER 13TH, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, Brain Power held a Cultural Capital and World Affairs workshop, and it was a big success! Students took part in an intense 3-hour session, building their worldliness with our very own Dr. Karine Rashkovsky and Dr. Jessica Wright! We had a wonderful time exploring: our human geography our human evolution and what it … Continue reading "World Affairs"

THacks 2

NOVEMBER 13TH, 2017

This year Brain Power was honoured to be a part of THacks 2,  known as “Toronto’s premier hackathon for learning, building and innovation,” which ran at the University of Toronto from October 21-22 (see pictures below). The event featured a jam-packed, 24-hour lineup of workshops, speakers and competitions. At the end of weekend, teams of … Continue reading "THacks 2"

Spaghetti Detectives (Dec. 2!)

OCTOBER 30TH, 2017

Oscar is a bit odd—even his mother thinks so—but  he’s also a genius … that’s why he always wears a blue helmet to protect his brain! He notices things that other kids (and even adults) miss, which makes him the perfect sleuth to solve the mystery of the kids that have been going missing in … Continue reading "Spaghetti Detectives (Dec. 2!)"

Fahrenheit 451

AUGUST 25TH, 2017

On October 28th, Brain Power’s book club visited the wonderful Civic Centre Resource Library in Vaughan to discuss Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. We were given a guided tour of the building by one of the many helpful librarians (see pictures below), and we saw all of the amenities offered to the public free of charge! … Continue reading "Fahrenheit 451"

Patrick de Belen

JUNE 14TH, 2017

On June 21st, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students were visited by award-winning poet, youth educator, and workshop facilitator, Patrick de Belen! For the past seven years, Patrick has visited about 100 schools, holding spoken word poetry workshops for the students. In 2012 he became the youngest spoken-word poet to hold the National Championship title at … Continue reading "Patrick de Belen"

Jay Heinrichs

JANUARY 20TH, 2017

On February 8th, Jay Heinrichs, New York Times bestselling author of “Thank You for Arguing” joined our Public Speaking class by teleconference to share his vast knowledge on the art of persuasion! Having spent 25 years in journalism and publishing, Jay Heinrichs is now a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of rhetoric and persuasion. … Continue reading "Jay Heinrichs"

Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17

JULY 1ST, 2017

Brain Power’s Public Speaking class went on their annual visit to a recording studio! Our students got a chance to record their self-made speeches and podcasts, putting much of the theory they learned in class into practice. They also received valuable feedback from a professional voice coach, and they got to see “behind the scenes” … Continue reading "Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17"

Ira Glass at Massey Hall

MAY 15TH, 2017

On Saturday, May 13th, Brain Power students went to see Ira Glass at Massey Hall! “The creator of the award-winning public radio show This American Life talked about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for the show, how he and his staff are … Continue reading "Ira Glass at Massey Hall"

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