[P.1] Close to Completion – The First Two Speeches

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

Oct 05

Students are finishing their second speech. With only a handful of speakers remaining, the class has experienced the stress of creating a quality speech and the euphoria of giving that speech before a group of peers.

We have had numerous stories, experiences, and ideas shared throughout the week - the pain of losing a loved family member, the humor of a retelling a past prank, the need to share an experiencing so that past mistakes are not repeated by others.

The class has begun to take a more collective role in leadership roles: various students taking on the roles of class lead, grammarian, time keeper, and evaluator. It's not perfect, but it is the right step in the collective wisdom to be gleaned through sharing and caring: sharing our stories and caring enough to listen and learn from one another.​

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