Rockin’ the house!

Hey Head Starters!  Y’all are taking off like rockets this year- I am super psyched to watch you fly! We only have one more First Presentation to go and that will be Brooklyn!  Let’s be sure to keep supporting each other in these huge steps out of our comfort zones! Here is this week’s agenda in case you’ve forgotten: MC …

Enter brilliant Class of 2016! Weekly ROLES

Welcome Class of 2016! Ladies and gentlemen, we are IN our class of 2016 and have an excellent mix of very different people.  We also still have some new arrivals coming.  I am super psyched.  Our first presentations are on Wed. Oct 21 and we will actually have FOUR presentations.  Awesome!!! We will also be having weekly Skittles Battles and …

We’re looking for a Few Good Kids

Hey everyone!   I don’t know about you but I feel like my entire being is buzzing with excitement.  Why? Because of THIS!!!! This hot little number, and I’m not talking about the redhead here, is the result of many brilliant and innovative creative minds that want to help unleash kids’ power and voices into the world.  The Strive! Handbook …

Year End Speeches From Awesome Kids!

A few weeks ago Head Start’s students gave their final presentations at the Sechelt Art Gallery to a packed house! Watching these students was a JOY.  Reflecting on how far they’ve come in the past year, I am so pleased with their progress.  I hope they are too. We had an amazing year.   Jillian and Nadia spoke for hundreds of …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids- Speeches Outside the Box

This week I wanted to show everyone that it’s ok to speak outside of the box. We see a lot of speeches that have similarities.  Their structure is the same and they are almost cookie cutters of each other.  That’s not a bad thing but it can become a blah thing.  Today I showed the kids one of my favorite speeches of all time. It …

Head Start Public Speaking for Kids- A Night at the Improv!

Hello Head Starters! Last week was an unusual week. Half of our students were riding horses in exams or playing pianos.  That’s what happens when you have such a talented group of people in your class. Our theme this week was Geography and Annalisa was our Captain.  Literally.  Annalisa wore a captain’s hat and took us on trips around the world. …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids- RYLA!!!

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting and working with 100 of the top dynamic young leaders in British Columbia!  Each year, thousands of young people participate in the RYLA program. This is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary clubs around the world where young people are sponsored by Rotary clubs to attend an event run by the club’s district …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids-Painting Pictures with Words

Today we had Simon as our MC and it was Hockey Night in Canada!  Simon is a hockey fanatic and challenged us to pronounce some of the more difficult names of some NHL hockey players. This was a great exercise because you never know who you’ll be introducing as an MC.  Excellent foresight Simon!  Well done! We also had three veteran …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids- Stage Time, Stage Time, Stage Time!

Today we watched a World Champion of Public Speaking get on the stage for the very first time.  No, it wasn’t someone from Head Start, though I don’t doubt one of you will be up there one day!   We watched Darren LaCroix back when he was a wannabe comedian in 1992. Luckily for us, he had somebody video record his first …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids -Great Speeches this week!

This week our theme was books! Books are always a great topic because there are so many different places you can go. Everybody’s got a favorite book that they love to tell you about. Great theme choice by Iris our MC! Iris was MC this week and definitely improved upon her last time. We still need you to speak up a …