Preparing to start the spring semester?

As classes prepare to start for the spring semester, I wanted to highlight a few spots on the blog:

  • Day one overview: This page includes a lot of material recommended for the first few days of class, including a basic lesson plan with activities.
  • Impromptu speech topics: This has quickly become the most popular spot on the blog for those coming from search engines. I like to do these through the first 2/3 of the semester starting on day one. It makes a nice get-to-know-you activity and gets nearly everyone on their feet before their first speech. This was designed with a very informal approach.

In addition, to these items at the blog, I have a collection of items available at low cost at teacherspayteachers.com. Items include a workbook packed with activities and suggestions for various ways to use them, lesson plans for what I considered to be the most difficult topics when I was getting started, and PowerPoint presentations.

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About teachingpublicspeaking

I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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