Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

Speech final:

Topic: A lesson that I learned in Teen Leadership that I would like to teach future generations now that I am upon my death bed.

You will be graded on:

Dress & Grooming
Hand gestures
Eye Contact
Tone of Voice
Opening Statement
Closing Statement

Only a few more days!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Today's quote: While intelligent people can simplify the complex, a fool can complicate the simple. -Gerald W. Grumet, M.D.

Today's journal entry: Who watches you? Who is watching you everyday of your life? What are they saying or thinking about you when they see you?

Lesson: Today, we will continue with Public Self Vs. Private Self.


Reminders: Journal & quote p/u today.


Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Today's quote: In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. -Samuel Johnson

Today's journal entry: Describe a time when you tried to speak to someone in order to benefit yourself and only got yourself into trouble.

Lesson: Public Speaking notes in section 3, Molding the Mind. MLK speech and discussion notes.

Reminders: Journals due tomorrow with quotes. The BIG ONE!

Friday, May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

Today's quote: Hard work spotlights the character of the people: some turn up their sleeves, some of them turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. -Sam Ewing

Today's journal entry: How do you think you are going to succeed? What is it going to take?

Lesson: Today, you are going to do chapter one in Success for Teens book.

HW: Have a great weekend!

Reminders: Journal and quotes due next Tuesday.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

Today's quote: There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus. -Mark Twain

Today's journal entry: What if you had an idea or belief that we desperately needed to hear but you didn't know how to say it? What would be the end result?

Lesson: We will continue working on Public Speaking and move on to Being an Effective Speaker.

HW: Due today!

Reminders: I will be out tomorrow & next Friday. Humor Thursday today!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

Today's quote: If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time with a tremendous whack. -Winston Churchill

Today's journal entry: Do the people with the best ideas usually win at activities, or is it the people with the best communication skills? Why do you think the way you do?

Lesson: We will continue with the topic in Section one...the title is Image and the Impression Management Theory.

HW: People Watch...10 observations with detailed descriptions about how people managed their impressions here at school or at your job.

Reminders: Journal p/u next Tuesday and I will be out this and next Friday!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

Today's quote: In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. -Samuel Johnson

Today's journal entry: If you were able to speak on behalf of a group, what would it be and what would you say?

Lesson: Public Speaking: We will watch a clip of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech. Afterwards, we will discuss main components of the speech as well as what needs to be done to be an effective speaker. We will use the manuals on pages 32 & 33.

HW: None

Reminders: Make up speeches today after school.

Journals and quotes due next Tuesday.