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Friday, February 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Dungeons & Social Skills

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The value of role playing has been recognized for decades as a low risk way to help people rehearse interpersonal interactions and coping strategies. Playing Dungeons & Dragons can serve a similar function. It also has the added advantage that in the carefully constructed worlds where play takes place there are clearly defined and understandable frameworks of behaviour to act within. In this session we will look at what roleplaying games are and how they can be used as a way to improve social skills, resiliency, and teamwork. This session will focus on providing a framework for teachers and counselors that want to use roleplaying in their counselling or in their instruction. The session will also cover exercises which teachers and counselors can then pass on to parents/caregivers to reinforce the work that’s done through roleplaying. It's also really fun.

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Nathan Treloar

Elementary Teacher
Nathan Treloar has taught at schools in Alberta since 2014. He draws upon his years of experience previous to becoming a teacher to inform his sense of how to engage with youth build relationships, and support learning by ensuring that fundamental needs are met so that brains can... Read More →


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