We are quickly approaching the completion of the first nine weeks, and the speech and debate class has begun to move into "fast gear."
In this week alone there were over 50 speaking opportunities: lead roles, participating roles, and formal speeches.
As the year continues to progress, students will begin taking on greater and greater responsibility to lead the class. This is purposefully designed in order to increase both their speaking opportunities as well as their leadership development.
The first full round of speaking is complete: students have either given their declamation or organized speech.
I am proud of the improvement I have seen in many of the students who have decided to dedicate themselves to their personal improvement in public speaking.
[P.3] Ice Breakers, Declamations, Impromptu, Oh My!?
[A/B] Speaking with Style and Structure
[A/B] Declamation – Focusing on What is Said (and Speaking Through What is Unsaid)
[A/B] To Name is to Know and Remember
Let the Speeches Begin
The Silent Messaging of Non-Verbals
The Final Four (Bigger than March Madness)
[P.3] Halfway There: Winding Down the Third Quarter