New Class: Introduction to Public Speaking

I’m teaching every college student’s least favorite class for my first class at Wichita State University. Although I’m fully prepared for my students to hate me since I’m forcing them to speak in front of others, I’m really excited for the opportunity to teach the class.

The class is divided into two large units. First, the class will focus on learning to structure and present information in informative speeches. After the class learns some of the basics of organizing and orally presenting information, the class will shift into persuasive speaking.

As part of my preparation to teach the class, I’ve taken a two week course on pedagogy with Dr. Rick Armstrong. The class works to prepare incoming teaching assistants by providing them with skills to help students of different learning styles.