Smurtilive: a public speaking resource for middle school teachers
Public speaking is a fundamental life skill that students need to be exposed to during their middle school years. As a fundamental life skill, public speaking is also known to elicits barriers in the form of fear and anxiety that many students feel they can’t overcome. The goal is to provide students with an opportunity to engage in this skill set in a safe, fun, and engaging way that will provide students with the basic mechanics of public speaking. The main goal of this applied project is to provide middle school teachers with a resource guide to implement public speaking in their own classroom. All graphics and designs were made specifically for this resource. This guide, known as smurtiLIVE, was developed over three years where I have taught fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students.