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Feb 01

[P.3] Ice Breakers, Declamations, Impromptu, Oh My!?

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

For me, learning is a sprint and not a stroll (although there are times when we must meander and bask in the process). My goal is to glean as much learning, as humanly possibly, from every moment. Students have, therefore, metaphorically "stepped up to the mic." We have been busy during the past seven days and have accomplished the following: students learned how to analyze a text via the analytical arrow students considered how meaning is created by analyzing the poems "Things," and "Words"students further considered how meaning is created by analyzing the essays "Projecting Meaning" and "The Day Language Came Into My Life"every student completed his/her first speech (a 1 min - 2 min ice breaker) about one third of students have given their first impromptu speech students considered the ideas of Megan Washington and the importance of being authentic while speakingstudents analyzed declamations by Noah Eisenfelder, Erin Walsh, and Kelon Williamsstudents are preparing their first declamation and completing chapter one of Speech During the next week, the class will be focusing on the elements of delivery: what techniques are necessary in delivering a great speech.…

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Sep 20

Let the Speeches Begin

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

Period 1​There has been enough preparation and work toward a common understanding of speech and debate that the class is now on the cusp of starting a new journey: your children are preparing to become professional speakers. After several weeks of table topics and literary analysis, each student will now begin applying his and her knowledge toward communicating ideas, values, and stories that each one holds dear.In preparation for this new journey into public speaking, students completed the following: students completed various activities to focus on developing nonverbal communication (i.e.…

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Sep 13

The Silent Messaging of Non-Verbals

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

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.…

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