The Prometheus Academy - Public Speaking (High School)
Sharing the fire of learning
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This class fulfills the speech credit required for high school. Equally important, it prepares students for those many situations in careers, community service, college courses, and even high school classes where they are expected to speak in front of a few or perhaps many people. This class does not involve competition and is not focused on debate. We learn some of the principles of effective public speaking, analyze some great speeches, gain some tools to deal with anxiety, and have frequent opportunities for impromptu speaking. Each semester includes one five-minute formal presentation.
Julie Poe is a homeschool mom and an adjunct instructor at Richland College. She teaches grammar, writing, reading, and listening and speaking classes in the English as a Second or Other Language program. She has been addicted to teaching since childhood, when she lined her dolls and stuffed animals up in front of a chalkboard and started conveying all the knowledge she had.