Exceed the Listening and Speaking Standards

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Talking ≠ Effective Speaking 

If 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 i
n the National Council of Teachers of English catalog: on 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 speaking.

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.


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Hearing ≠ Listening   

What is your school doing to develop effective listening skills?    

Active Listening
Media Literacy
Internet Literacy
Persuasive Techniques

All of those are needed to effectively listen to and evaluate the enormous input from various sources that our students receive daily.

What lessons do you have to address these needs?
Do you feel confident teaching the skills listed above? Have you been given resources and training to meet the Standards that demand all of those skills?

You need help to develop 21st Century listening skills.
I provide that help.

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