Six Ways to Teach Public Speaking Skills

As I shared last week, competitive speech and debate was one of the most formative activities of my high school and college years. I love helping young people learn to communicate with clarity, confidence, and grace. So I wanted to share some practical ideas for incorporating public speaking into your homeschool or classroom.¬†(Note: This post […]

Public Speaking: A Dangerous Skill Worth Teaching

  I have no explanation for why I wanted to compete in speech and debate. Most parents force their kids to participate; I asked my parents to let me. The stereotypical public speaker is charismatic¬†and outgoing; I was quiet and reserved.   But I attended a summer camp as a 15-year-old and noticed that some […]