Week 6 – Step into the candy shop…or the locker room – pew!

Sechelt This week we had some pretty interesting characters step into class!  Dracula, the ‘seasonally confused woman’, and some lady from “Who-ville”.  It was dress up week at Head Start AND we had a special guest, my sister in law Lisa, all the way from Ontario.  She even participated with us and tied for a win in table topics with …

Week 5- MCing an event! Interviews! Being prepared!

Sechelt This week we had our two newbies jump from the frying pan right into the fire! Josh was our MC and looked like he been doing it half his life.  Sara jumped right in with her first speech and even brought props!  Daphne gave her first speech too and wowed us!                 …

Week 4 – Whooooooo are you? Who Who? Who Who? Interviewing someone!

Ok, it’s very sad that I am dating myself with that song title but I had to do it. Sechelt Somehow, Sechelt is a week behind Gibsons, but that’s ok.  We will catch up in 2 weeks. This week Sechelt welcomed TWO NEW STUDENTS, Sara and Josh!  And folks, these two jumped RIGHT into the mix, volunteering to speak immediately …

Week 3- Head Start Public Speaking For Kids -Handshakes and Intros!

This week was fantastic! I’m so proud of how all the students have stepped up in both classes! In Sechelt we had presentations from Nigel, Meaghan, and Rathlin. It was obvious to me that Nigel had definitely matured since last year and so had Meg. Rathlin gave her first ever speech and surprised everyone by actually bringing in props! This …

FIRST WEEK! Getting to know you at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!

Welcome Head Start Students! It was so fun getting to know all the new students at Head Start and seeing our returning ones too.  I am so happy to be back in the class with you all!  I think you all did so well during our first week that we should go ahead and try out our roles next week. …

IMPROV GAMES at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids

This year at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids, Improv Games are an awesome new addition!  Improv games are a tool we can use to make speaking in front of an audience, which can be kind of scary, a little easier. Every speaker, at some point, has forgotten part of their presentation and nobody likes standing on stage looking like …

5 things to prep for a great year @ Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!

Hey Head Starters!  I am super psyched about this coming year with you!  We have some returning veterans and some shaking rookies so it’s going to be a great mix!  Rookies, worry not, our vets are really awesome kids who will be happy to help you through some of our stranger classes!  But bottom line, we are going to have …

Final Speech Presentation Night 2016 Part 2

Almost reluctant to post the last of the speeches because it means the year has drawn to a close.  Always bittersweet because I miss the kids.  Well, there’s always next year!  Until then, enjoy the last of these amazing speeches!   NIGEL WRIGHT – A Year’s Journey   Nigel is the kind of kid you want your daughter to grow …

Final Speech Presentation Night 2016!

  Every year a group of parents decides to entrust me with their children to help them discover more of themselves and be more comfortable in their own skin.  Every year I marvel at the miracles that transpire. These kids start out the year nervous, unsure, a little bit freaked out and some of them are frankly, terrified.  But slowly …

Superstars of courage in our midst!

The very best part of my job is watching people take brave steps forward to be who they are.  Every step, whether it is perceived as big or small IS big because it is a step forward.  Sometimes taking this step can be both excruciating and exquisite. Super proud of Brook this week who PUSHED right through her discomfort, lived …