Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration Including but not limited to skills necessary for formal presentations, the Speaking and Listening standards require students to develop a range of broadly useful oral communication and interpersonal skills. Students must learn to work together, express and listen carefully to ideas, integrate information from oral, visual, quantitative, and media sources, evaluate what they hear, use media and visual displays strategically to help achieve communicative purposes, and adapt speech to context and task.
Career readiness 5. Initiative4. Analytical Skills3. Teamwork Skills2. Strong Work Ethic 1. Verbal Communication
New tools showcase speaking. Webinars Podcasts Video Skype Digital stories…
Students don’t speak well. Blame technology: they text, tweet, Facebook Blame us: we don’t specifically teach speaking
Assigning ≠ Teaching
Necessary Sufficient Doable Understandable
Building a speech Performing a speech Two distinct parts
Audience Content Organization Visual aids Appearance Building
Audience Who? What?
Content Important information Interesting information Connectors Clarifiers No verbal viruses
Organization Basic speech plan Grabber opening Signposts Powerful closing
Visual Aids Relevant Accessible Important Designed, not decorated
Appearance Convey the appropriate image
Performing Poise Voice Life Eye contact Gestures Speed
Poise Calm & confident No shuffling, rocking, fidgeting Nervous smile That one thing you do
Voice Every word heard
Life Feeling Emotion Passion
Gestures Hands Face Body
Speed Too fast? Fast & slow Pause
Tropical forests cover just 7% of the world’s surface, but these forests contain more than half of the world’s living species. A sad fact is that these forests are being destroyed. Each year, 40 million acres--about the size of the state of Washington--disappear, along with the plants and animals that live there.
They were huge--bigger than a car, even bigger than a house. Suddenly there were three more of them. My heart started beating so fast I thought it was going to burst. I looked around for a place to hide.
Life is too crazy. We are always busy. We rush to get up, wolf down breakfast, run to school, race to get kids to practice, hurry through meals, do our chores…we are always in a hurry. What if one day we just stopped? I mean stopped. Dead halt. Catch your breath. Relax. Take a break. It will improve your life.
Articulation Volume Projection Enunciation Word choice Eye contact Body movement Presence Grammar PD 360
ReadWriteThink Nonverbal skills eye contact body language “movements seem fluid…” poise Verbal skills enthusiasm elocution Content subject knowledge organization mechanics “no misspellings…”