Week 3- Head Start Public Speaking For Kids -Handshakes and Intros!

This week was fantastic! I’m so proud of how all the students have stepped up in both classes! In Sechelt we had presentations from Nigel, Meaghan, and Rathlin. It was obvious to me that Nigel had definitely matured since last year and so had Meg. Rathlin gave her first ever speech and surprised everyone by actually bringing in props! This …

FIRST WEEK! Getting to know you at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!

Welcome Head Start Students! It was so fun getting to know all the new students at Head Start and seeing our returning ones too.  I am so happy to be back in the class with you all!  I think you all did so well during our first week that we should go ahead and try out our roles next week. …

IMPROV GAMES at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids

This year at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids, Improv Games are an awesome new addition!  Improv games are a tool we can use to make speaking in front of an audience, which can be kind of scary, a little easier. Every speaker, at some point, has forgotten part of their presentation and nobody likes standing on stage looking like …

5 things to prep for a great year @ Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!

Hey Head Starters!  I am super psyched about this coming year with you!  We have some returning veterans and some shaking rookies so it’s going to be a great mix!  Rookies, worry not, our vets are really awesome kids who will be happy to help you through some of our stranger classes!  But bottom line, we are going to have …

Final Speech Presentation Night 2016 Part 2

Almost reluctant to post the last of the speeches because it means the year has drawn to a close.  Always bittersweet because I miss the kids.  Well, there’s always next year!  Until then, enjoy the last of these amazing speeches!   NIGEL WRIGHT – A Year’s Journey   Nigel is the kind of kid you want your daughter to grow …

Final Speech Presentation Night 2016!

  Every year a group of parents decides to entrust me with their children to help them discover more of themselves and be more comfortable in their own skin.  Every year I marvel at the miracles that transpire. These kids start out the year nervous, unsure, a little bit freaked out and some of them are frankly, terrified.  But slowly …

Winter 2016 Head Start Public Speaking For Kids Presentation Night!

The students of Head Start Public Speaking For Kids really stepped up to the plate last week! We had a packed house to listen to Impromptu and Prepared Speeches from kids aged 9 to almost 15. Our Masters of Ceremonies were siblings Iris and Simon Cameron who did a fine job of keeping the night sailing along smoothly. I am …

Superstars of courage in our midst!

The very best part of my job is watching people take brave steps forward to be who they are.  Every step, whether it is perceived as big or small IS big because it is a step forward.  Sometimes taking this step can be both excruciating and exquisite. Super proud of Brook this week who PUSHED right through her discomfort, lived …

Rockin’ the house!

Hey Head Starters!  Y’all are taking off like rockets this year- I am super psyched to watch you fly! We only have one more First Presentation to go and that will be Brooklyn!  Let’s be sure to keep supporting each other in these huge steps out of our comfort zones! Here is this week’s agenda in case you’ve forgotten: MC …

Enter brilliant Class of 2016! Weekly ROLES

Welcome Class of 2016! Ladies and gentlemen, we are IN our class of 2016 and have an excellent mix of very different people.  We also still have some new arrivals coming.  I am super psyched.  Our first presentations are on Wed. Oct 21 and we will actually have FOUR presentations.  Awesome!!! We will also be having weekly Skittles Battles and …