I'm in my fourth year of teaching high school public speaking. My students are often complimented on their poise and fluency after taking my class.
I think learning public speaking is like learning to swim. There's only so much you can tell them- they have to get up and practice! I want my students to speak often on different subjects, sometimes planned and sometimes impromptu. Overall, this method has produced more relaxed, fluid speakers. I love attending school events and seeing my students step up and speak with confidence!
I have coached winning teams in drama and acting competitions. I love teaching kids how to bring life to classic literature, especially.
I took a few speech classes as a high schooler and fell in love. I got a Bachelors of Science in Speech Pedagogy and loved every minute. Public Speaking may be the general public's greatest fear, but it doesn't have to be.
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English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Drama, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects