Thursday, August 27, 2015

8-31-2015 PS--Introduction & Welcome

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Course Goals--Best Elective Ever
    • Fun, Meaningful Activities--NOT Busy Work--Reasonable Work Expectations
    • Clear Expectations & Plans (Daily & Long Term)
    • Witness Growth, Development, and Confidence in Speaking Situations
  • YAWP!
    • Create Speech Groups
      • Introduce yourself to your speech group
        • Name, Grade, Elementary School, Favorite Elementary School Teacher
        • What are you looking forward to in Public Speaking?
        • What are you dreading about Public Speaking?
    • YAWP! from Dead Poets' Society
      • View YAWP Partial Clip OR 
      • Show Actual Film Clip (53:40-57:59)
      • Discuss
        • Watch the following Dead Poets' Society video clip of Todd presenting a poem in Mr. Keating's (Robin Williams) class: As you think about the video clip we watched in class, discuss the following questions:
          • What thoughts/feelings do you have about Public Speaking that may be similar to Todd?
          • What thoughts/feelings might be different? Explain.
          • What is one thing you can take away from this clip that could help you in Public Speaking? Explain.
      • Practice Your YAWP!
  • Blogger Introduction
    • Mr. Buckley's classes will be using Mr. Buckley's Public Speaking Blog throughout the school year:
      • Each day, the class plan and homework will be posted on Mr. Buckley's Public Speaking Blog.
      • Whether you are present or absent for any reason, you should be aware of what is going on in class and what assignment expectations have been established each day. It is your responsibility and you are expected to check this blog on a DAILY basis.
    • To access Mr. Buckley's Public Speaking Blog, you must view it online:
  • Mr. Buckley's Special Object Speech
  • Special Object Speech Prep
    • Share what Special Object you might use for your Special Object Speech
    • See Organization & Grading under HOMEWORK Section
  • Public Speaking Folder & Notebook
  • Bring note cards, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, or Kleenex and one of the following items to leave in the classroom for community  consumption: glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, or dry erase markers. 
  • Student Information Sheet--Save for Tuesday due to Time Constraints
  • Work Time/Name Game
  • Create and be prepared to present your Special Object Speech (Due Tuesday)
    • Organization
      • Introduce the object.
      • Explain the object in detail. Share the situation of that particular object.
      • Explain the significance/meaning/connection that you have to this object. What makes it special and/or important?
      • Conclude with a brief summary of your speech and a sentence that gives a sense of finality to your speech.
    • Grading
      • 5 Points--You must create a visual aid of your object and submit the link in the Google Form.
        • Post the link to your visual aid on my Google Form.
        • Either click on the link above OR copy and paste this link:
        • Be sure to allow the public to view your visual aid.
        • You may also want to share it with me at
          • Please note that to share documents with me you should use, but to email me, you should use Edina has not yet converted the apps account to the new email address format.
      • 5 Points--Your speech must last 30 seconds or longer.
        • Speak for at least 30 seconds.
      • 5 Points--You must bring in an outline on a note card.
        • You can take note cards from the front of the room.
  • Fill out and return the Student Information Sheet. (I Will Hand Out on Tuesday and Due Wednesday)
  • Get a Public Speaking Notebook & Folder (Due Tuesday)
  • Bring note cards, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, or Kleenex and one of the following items to leave in the classroom for community  consumption: glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, or dry erase markers. (Due Friday) 
UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
  • Tuesday--Special Object Speeches
  • Wednesday--Begin Colors Speech Activities, Work on Inventories #1 & #2
  • Thursday--Attention Getters, Colors Speech Evidence Sheet,, Colors Speech Assignment
  • Friday--Colors Speech Sign Ups, Outline Writing, Sample Colors Speech, Delivery & Note Cards, Colors Speech Rubric Review, Peer Presentations
  • Monday--Colors Speech Presentations
  • Tuesday--Colors Speech Presentations
  • Wednesday--Colors Speech Presentations

Welcome to Public Speaking!

Welcome to Public Speaking! My name is Mr. Buckley and I'm really looking forward to this class! Public Speaking will give you the opportunity to distinguish yourself from others by gaining experience communicating in many different situations. I'm also excited to teach important communication theory and skills through the use of real-life activities and technology. My goal is for this to be one of the best classes you ever take at Edina High School while gaining valuable communication knowledge, skills, and experience! Let's get started and find your YAWP!