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Okay, so if you read my last post. I am going to take it one step further. Assume the students did the assignment and they are excited and ready to present. So, as teachers, our lessons improve over time, and with practice. Sometimes students don’t get a lot of practice standing up and presenting in front of people but yet public speaking and self constructive critisim are very important skills to have throughout life no matter what “you want to do when you grow up”. So, as teachers, it is our job to prepare our students for the future.

So, continue the student participation, video their presentations, and email or post up to their personal school account and as an assignment tell them to watch themselves. Pay close attention, and then critique themselves. Write down ways you can:


What you did well.

Any nervous habits?

This gives the students a real view of how they did and will be able to improve in their next speech, presentation, or even in daily conversation. We teachers are nothing short of miracle workers, aren’t we?! I know, I would have benefited from this exercise as a student. I never did this until college in my public speaking class, and boy do you look and sound different on a video than in your head! So, get a video camera, and upload away! Let the students handle the rest…then of course you will need to grade the critiques!

Happy Teaching!


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