What if there were a way to not only embrace failure but to enjoy it? What if you could build a more engaged and supportive classroom where students raised their hand not afraid to make a mistake? Mat Mailandt is a professional failure. Sure he's won a few awards, and delivered workshops in Canada's largest school boards (VSB, CBE, TDSB, EPSB, and PDSB). But he got there by radically embracing failure. As a professional improviser he knows that taking joyful risks is a powerful tool. Learn how encouraging and celebrating your students mistakes can create an atmosphere of curiosity, fun and support. This workshop includes practical games and activities that you can immediately apply to your classroom!
When: 9:00 AM, Friday 16 Feb 2024 (2 hours 45 minutes)
Where: Calgary Public Library - Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall (Theater)
If you're a Calgary teacher, we hope you register today as spots are limited!
In 2012 I began teaching Think Fast improv residencies in Alberta. It began as a one week introduction to improv, in English or French. The very first school was Fairview, in Calgary, where I still teach to this day.
Where has the time gone! Fast forward to 2017, the program has grown to be a national endeavor with clients across the country. Now there are new programs, new curriculum and a new home base: Toronto, Ontario.
But perhaps the most significant change is that Think Fast Comedy has become a company and a partnership. I'm thrilled to announce that Anne McMaster, my longtime colleague and teaching partner, has come on board formally. The launch of this website marks a new chapter in the organization and I'm very excited for what the future holds.
To my past clients, thank you for the support, the testimonials and the opportunity to work with some incredible youth. To our future clients we're thrilled you've chosen to take a look at this site. We know we've got something great to offer your organization and can't wait to start a conversation about how comedy can engage your students today.
Happy 2017 everyone. We know that this is going to be a great year.
Mat Mailandt, Founder
Think Fast Comedy