- Upload a high-quality photo of your Tri-Fold Poster Board and turn "Lightbox" on.
- Put the photo at the top of the blog post.
- Upload a video of you presenting your speech (Before Leadership Day).
- Upload a video of you presenting your speech (After Leadership Day).
- Put the two videos side-by-side.
- Put TITLES above each video: "Before Leadership Day" and "After Leadership Day."
- Answer the following Reflection/Synthesis Questions:
- If you could make more changes to your poster board, what would you do? Why?
- What aspect of your poster board are you most proud of? Why?
- How did your speech improve once you had given it several times?
- In your opinion, why did it improve?
- What do you hope people learned from your poster board and presentation?
- What did you do to try to ensure that they learned those things?
- What things were surprisingly easy for you today that you thought might have been harder?
- What things were difficult today. Why were they hard for you?
- What comments were people telling you about your message? What did they say that was meaningful?
Sample Blog Post:
Before Leadership Day:
After Leadership Day:
Planning your Speech (Presentation):
- This speech is short and to-the-point. We call these speeches, "Elevator Speeches," because we're trying to get all of our important information explained before our audience member gets off the elevator!
- Here are the important pieces that we want to make sure our audience members get from us:
- Explain what your topic is.
- Explain why we have it in our classroom or school.
- Explain how student leadership is shown during your topic.
- Explain which of the 7 Habits were used & how.
- Don't try to explain everything on your board! Let them see things & ask questions if they want.
- Don't go over two minutes! They'll be bored & won't be able to get to other poster boards!
- Ask them if they have any questions before they leave.
- Know what your purpose is: To make sure that your audience members leave having learned about your topic and how student leadership is being developed.