MINIPODS

STUDENT COUNCIL with the students!

Mon 12:00-1:00 pm

Our students make our community. Through the independent Student Council they raise matters that are important to them, make decisions about their every day, and and work to build an even better community for everyone at BrainBoost. In the past, Student Council has engaged in our snack program, popcorn Fridays, organized Sports Day, and advocated for the Hub’s Gay Straight Alliance

TENNIS with Molly

Mon 3:00-4:00 pm

Certified Tennis Coach and PE teacher Molly will show you the finer points of serves and strategies in tennis. If  you’ve never played before, or if you would like to up your game, Molly will teach you the techniques and the fun of the court.

IMPROV with Allie

Mon 3:00-4:00 pm

Sometimes you just gotta laugh, you know? Seasoned improv comedian Allie knows how to gain the attention of a room, and how to surprise an audience. Through games and exercises, Allie leads the minipod that will lower your shoulders, give you belly laughs and will let you know yourself and your peers better.

PHILOSOPHY with Markie

Tue 3:00-4:00 pm

Think about life’s big questions with Markie. He will bring in videos, readings and questions that will boggle your mind, and encourage you to think in new ways about the world and our place in it.

ADVENTURES IN STORIES with Sheena

Tue 3:00-4:00 pm

Sheena will take you on adventures amongst dragons, art and fantasy stories. Through games and exercises, students will explore many forms of creative output and also practice social interactions in a safe space.

YOGA with Michaela

Wed 9:00-10:00 am

Start your day with a focused mind and a good stretch. Michaela is an experienced yoga teacher, who will help you center your breath and gather your thoughts. Before a day of brain exercises, treat your body too!

TABLETOP GAMES with John

Wed 3:00-4:00 pm

Have fun for an hour! Allow yourself to be playful and curious through tabletop games. John will teach you new games and show you the winning strategies of Settler, Magic, Operation, Werewolf and many more.

FIELD GAMES with Emily

Wed 3:00-4:00pm

Get your body moving and have fun outside with Emily. Need to fill your PE credit, or would you just like to play around for an hour? Emily will guide you through outdoor games of capture the flag, kickball, tag and more.

SCIENCE IN THE NEWS with Martin

Th 3:00-4:00pm

Learn about the newest discoveries and scientific marvels! Martin will blow your mind with the wonderful world of science, providing you with cutting edge news and research, and maybe a demonstration or two!

SAFE SPACE with Ashleigh

Th 3:00-4:00pm

In Ashleigh’s Safe Space you can openly and honestly explore issues of identity, relationships, sexuality, ability and life stressors. Together, students will develop language, responses, and strategies for addressing real life situations.

DEBATE, CHESS AND FILM CLUB with Will

Th 3:00-4:00 pm

Ever wanted to win a discussion, but you haven’t quite had the tools to do it? In Will’s minipod, students will learn the techniques of proper debate in a positive space. You will learn how to interrogate art and film, and build arguments that would impress Plato, Aristotle and Carol Off.

 

 

How much does it cost?
Each Minipod is one entry from your Study Space pass

What are the dates?
Term 1: September 14 – Jan 26

What ages is it appropriate for?
Everyone

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable. 
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