If you are teaching a public speaking unit on debate or argumentation, the Minute to Win It activity is a great way to introduce the unit! This activity gets students in front of the class and plead their case for ONE MINUTE.Oh, and they are completely in the dark to what their topic is until the clock starts counting down.The students get a little friendly competition while you get an easy assessment on their current debate/public speaking style during this fun assignment.
Frederick Douglas said it's easier to build strong boys than to repair broken men. What assets build strong boys and what risk factors put them on a broken path? This post launches a year-long series looking at that question in-depth.
BAFTA Guru Lecture by Charlie Kaufman. Both extremely thought provoking and inspirational. I listened to this on BAFTAs podcast, and got teary eyed when he talks about the value of our own perspectives. The video is only highlights - I highly recommend listening to the whole audio lecture.