Show and Tell really is a great foundation to build on with public speaking. Young or old, speaking comes a lot easier when you are comfortable and know what your talking about.
This simple warm-up activity can really boost your student participation during a public speaking class.
Some of the advantages of having a show and tell include;
- learn to speak and listen
- learn how to be an audience and introduce themselves
- learn how to ask inquiry based questions
- learn to make connections between student responses
- anticipate and observe
- practice critical reasoning skills
- practice storytelling
- learn same and different
- use vocabulary- doll, computer, toy car, puppet
- use descriptive language
- say thank you
- increase confidence
Here is a quick video of “Show and Tell” in action =)
Have a Great Weekend!
We just started a new exercise in my Creative After School class. Over the next couple of weeks students will be working on a persuasive speech or a commercial. As a warm-up activity I asked each student to find a random item within the classroom and quickly come up with some key selling points. Students were asked to create a need for the product, discuss how it can benefit the consumer, and deliver their message in an engaging way.
I love how kids minds work! Check it out!
This week has been unbelievable! So many cool things have been going on and you can check it out on our new episode of W51TV! The video has been broken up into two parts.
Just click on the video below and enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Weird, wacky and uh…. did I say weird? I guess you never know who could show up to a Creative Public Speaking class =) Over the last couple of weeks we have been writing scripts, practicing and recording our monologues. Some students created story lines with each other, some were straight faced and some… well, to use their words, lost their minds! Below are some of our creations! Enjoy!
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Caught on a rainy day? Having taught in Thailand for the past few years, rain is something that comes up often during certain seasons. However, there are still a lot of fun and engaging activities you can do within the confines of a small room or gym. After some initial warms ups and stretches, today’ activity was crab soccer. This is a great team building game you can play with your athletes. Some of the health and fitness benefits include;
- spacial awareness
- triceps and hamstring strength
- reaction time
- team work and cooperation
Set up is pretty simple. This game is best suited for inside of a gym or room with no breakables. Playing outside is possible, but usually a room is better. If players are chasing after the ball too often they tire out too quickly. The game is meant to be fast paced and lots of fun!
- Place two cones at both ends of the room to be used as the goals.
- Use a large, soft ball when playing, the bigger the better. A fitness ball will work really well as long as it is soft.
- Have all players remove their shoes before entering the room or gym.
- Divide the group into two teams and choose which side they will defend.
- Have the players sit on their bottom with their feet flat on the floor. Both hands should be palms down with fingers pointing away from their body. Players should then push their body up with their hands and feet and walk like a crab.
- If players stand up or walk during the game, give them a 2 minute time out penalty from playing.
- Each play has to continue to move in a crab walk position through out the game, and try to kick the ball into the other team’s goal.
- Set a score to be achieved, and the first team to reach it wins.
Keep an eye on the players and try not to let them bunch up or use any dangerous kicks. If students wear glasses it would be advisable to have them take them off and place them outside of the room.
Have Fun and Enjoy!
Here is a clip from our last game!
The idea behind this game is to help develop both acceleration and deceleration. The goal of the game is to take the rings either from the middle circle or from any of your opponents circles. At the end of 45 seconds the person with the most rings wins =)
Take a look!
I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to teach fitness, public speaking or any another other vaulable activities for kids. If you have any suggestions or know of a good website please comment below!
Today in Creative Public Speaking Grades 1 and 2 learned about the importance of communicating clearly. We played the Whisper Game and soon realized that getting people to really listen and understand what we are saying can sometimes be difficult. So, we should always take our time and make sure that what we are saying is clear and that we should also be a good listener when other people are speaking.
Here is a video of today’s game in two parts!
The original sentence was ” I like ice cream with Chocolate covered peanuts and whip cream.”