Students are preparing to give their declamation speeches. The focus for this week has therefore been on non-verbals (the silent messages that we all communicate).
Interestingly enough, it is the silent messages of non-verbal communication that accounts for the greatest portion of our expression. It also is subconsciously given greater value than the spoken word - people want to see the action behind the word.
Week three of instruction has been focused upon this very concept. [As an aside, the one semester class is now approximately one full week ahead of A-Day / B-Day. From this point onward, the two classes will begin to look different; consequently, all future posts will be individualized for each perspective class.]
All students have been issued the textbook Speech, and your children are completing chapter four in the textbook, "Nonverbal Communication."
Given the content of the chapter, we have considered and studied the following:
The A-Day/B-Day class has currently completed week two of the one semester class, and they are currently preparing to begin the above material in the upcoming week.
[P.3] The Body Speaks (for Those Who Listen)
Let the Speeches Begin
The Final Four (Bigger than March Madness)
[P.3] Halfway There: Winding Down the Third Quarter
[A/B] SPAR and Lincoln-Douglas: The Final Quarter
[A/B] Logical Trust – An Argument for Debate
[A/B] The Art of Debate – Define, Defend, Deliver
[P.3] From Declamations to Original Masterpieces