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Thursday, February 13 • 12:10pm - 1:25pm
Brain Magic: The Memory Code The Secrets to Remembering Anything

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Memory is a sport that is growing in popularity, especially in Canada. I started using mnemonic strategies to teach math facts, spelling rules and music notes in a small-town elementary classroom before it was a thing. Years later I found others who knew these 'brain secrets' and memory competitions they took part in. To help kids practice their skills, I coached kids to use these same techniques memorize decks of cards, long strings of numbers and names of random strangers. For a few years, the top ten memory athletes in the nation were students from my own homeroom, including one who earned 4 national titles in 3 different memory events, with her first one at the age of 8. Currently I am teaching an entire K-6 school the times tables using these strategies and am coaching the largest memory club in Australia. Join me and learn strategies that can be learned by any child.

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Darren Michalczuk

Darren Michalczuk has been a teacher for more than twenty-five years and has taught everything from kindergarten to high school including music, homeroom and physical education. He has worked in rural Alberta school to big city private school in Queensland, Australia. He has coached... Read More →

Thursday February 13, 2020 12:10pm - 1:25pm MST
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