Public Speaking Activities for High School Students

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Want to help your students become better public speakers? This article will give you a few ideas about how to introduce public speaking into your class, whatever your discipline might be.

Public Speaking Activities

Whatever path to stronger public speaking you help your high school students take, it is important to remember that many people have a fear of getting up in front of other people. It is best to ease students into the skill. There are many ways you can do this. Take a look at the ideas below, and feel free to modify these ideas to suit the needs of your students.

Peer Conversations

Before any public speaking activity can be successful, students need to know they are learning in a safe, supportive environment. Facilitate conversations in classes early to help students get to know one another. If students are familiar with their peers, they will be much more likely to overcome any anxieties they have with speaking to a crowd.

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