Spent nearly 20 years teaching public speaking and introduction to communication classes both full-time and part-time on the college level. I have worked with many of the textbooks and with a variety of types of supervisors. The last class I taught over a five-year period was an introduction to communication course with a focus on public speaking but it also contained units on interpersonal communication and group dynamics. I have professional experience as a journalist and for the last year have been working with a partner (professional journalist, teacher, journalism M.A.) to develop lesson plans and Prezis for a variety of university-level journalism courses. Those lesson plans are being posted here as well.
I like a class that uses a variety of examples, from movie and TV clips, to current news stories, to interesting tidbits from history. The lesson plans incorporate videos, discussion questions, photographs and brief stories taken from a number of sources.
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Master's degree in speech communication. Undergraduate degree in sociology and math. Professional experience as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer.
I have already set up a blog site collecting and describing many of the activities and videos that I used in public speaking and interpersonal communication classes along with general advice from my own experiences. Find the blog at teachingpublicspeaking.wordpress.com. I have already posted lesson plans for the topics I found most challenging when I began teaching public speaking. If you are looking for lesson plan information on any additional public speaking or interpersonal communication topics, please let me know.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Business, Communications, English, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Sociology, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Business, Psychology, Employment, Writing, Writing, Oral Communication, Tools for Common Core