Having just finished up our Crazy Talk videos, here are the final products! These kids are amazing! They wrote their own script, practiced speaking with partners, and record. It was great watching each child create something all of their own!
Great Job Grades 1 and 2!
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Have a great day!
If you are a teacher/educator would you please take a few minutes and respond to this request. I am in the process of gathering examples of how body language is used in the classroom. The idea is to help create an awareness of the Non-verbal signals that teachers use. I am looking for examples of body language that may be inhibiting learning, as well as examples of positive teacher body language. If you would be willing, please give some examples of both positive and non-effective body language that you have either experienced or have observed in the classroom. You can just leave your information below as a response to this post.
Thanks so much!
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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The time has come again to unleash a new episode of Wells W51TV! Thanks to all the public speaking class participates that were involved with this weeks show! Great work! Check out all the cool happenings and please feel free to leave any comments about the show!
Have a great week!
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!
Just to give you an idea of what goes on at my school. Here is the latest episode of our school newscast. I love doing this show and hope you enjoy all the fun!
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