Talking ≠ Effective Speaking
you have been in a classroom, you have noticed that students don't
speak very well. Class discussions, presentations, podcasts, videos, and
digital storytelling suffer.
Standards include Speaking and Listening.
What is your school doing to address these standards?
Resources are hard to find.
There are over 200 books in the National Council of Teachers of English
native American literature,
Shakespeare, The Great Gatsby, Amy Tan, using graphic novels,
vocabulary, meter, grammar, portfolios, writing on line, preventing
plagiarism, and great films. Not one book is about
There are no classes in teacher education
programs on how to teach speaking skills. It is never a topic on any
inservice days either.
You need help to develop oral communication skills.
I provide that help.
Comments from Baltimore:
"Erik was a fantastic speaker. I am enriched by it!"
"He was absolutely excellent--the best one."