Speech Anxiety For most people public speaking is extremely nerve-racking and causes a lot of anxiety, and I’m no different from any of those people. I hate giving public speeches. To be honest, I’m not quite sure why I have such a fear of public speaking. It’s nothing more than getting up in front of people and talking about things you know or love. I’ve tried a lot of techniques to try and calm my nerves.
That being said, if what is told to us demonstrates a lack of appreciation towards people of a certain race for example, then chances are that lack of appreciation will stay with us and spread towards those around us. There are so many misunderstandings and so many rumors in this world. With humans being so sensitive to things they hear and often believing everything they hear, you can really see and understand why a single story could be so dangerous. Particularly as children, a story could potentially cause a lot of damage. If we “learn” or hear something at a young age, it will be very hard to “unlearn” that same thing later in life.
Secondly, children increase social and cognitive development from positive influences that are communicated by teachers. Emphasis around Vygotsky’s theory will explain the basis of social interaction facilitating learning with the benefit of good communication (Eggen & Kauchak, 2010). Thirdly, teachers must develop high level of written and verbal communication skills. This will develop good relationships between the teacher, student and family leading to proper educational practices that will improve student’s overall outcomes will enhance their literacy skill. Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases.
I often look to other people’s opinions when trying to make decisions and I often feel that things that happen in my life are beyond my control which leads to feelings of helplessness. For example, when I am passed over for a promotion, I will justify it by attributing it to the persons connections or clout instead of taking an introspective look at the situation and determining what I could have done better. My backup thinking style, for which I scored in the 92nd percentile, is avoidance.
Effective preschool classrooms are places where children feel well cared for and safe. They are places where children are valued as individuals and where their needs for attention, approval, and affection are supported. They are also places where children can be helped to acquire a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for school success. Research shows beyond question that it is through having many opportunities to talk as well as to listen to teachers and peers that children gain language skills so valuable for their success in reading and writing. The more children know about their world, the easier it is for them to read and learn when they get to school.
Strengths of teaching During my observation in both lessons with grade five students, I noticed that there are a number of strengths to be pointed out such as stimulating discussion in the classroom which allows the students’ to practice the maximum of their English language and hence allows you to correct their mistakes simultaneously. Students were fully engaged as they have the opportunity to use the language they have and put it in practice during the lesson. Added to this the ability to create a stress-free learning environment although the students’ have been exposed to different kind of activities and way of teaching. I think it was completely beneficial when you tried to allay the student’s fear of the given activities and offered as much assistance where needed which allows the students’ to relax and enjoy the tasks. During the lessons also materials and resources were adequately prepared and matched the students different learning styles including visuals, food menus and a song for auditory learners.
We are so concerned with what we have to say or what we are upset about that we don’t listen to the other persons input. When a problem arises in a relationship you have to solve it together. You can’t try and fix it yourself because it just won’t work. The lack of communication can also lead to other reasons relationships fail, like cheating. Cheating is a symptom of lack of respect and communication.
It;s usually everybody of everyday that I see this happening. So I would say in just about all situations of life I see this problem in people. I believe there are serious consequences to this kind of behavior on many levels. And I believe the consequences can be a ruined friendship, a lost job due to bad insensitive listening, just to name a few. A good listening strategy I or anyone can use to battle this problem more could be pseudo listening and some good advice would be to learn and stop monopolizing so much!
I was nervous and I didn’t have speaking points so I just decided to read directly from my script. One weakness that I had while delivering this speech was memory, which is one of the classical cannons of rhetoric. I didn’t practice as much as I should so I decided to read directly from my script, since I didn’t remember everything I wrote. Another weakness was pronunciation, I didn’t pronounce some words correctly which led me to pause and re-read it again. Delivering this speech was a little difficult for me since I’m a little shy in front of a group of people.
According the Barry Schwartz most people will avoid choices unless they absolutely have to. I disagree with this because people are faced with hard decisions and choices everyday and have to make them quickly without processing the outcomes. Many people are also generally bad at making choices, I believe that this has an impact on the way people react when they see weird choices. For example it is hard to not judge someone when you see them cross dressing and acting like the opposite sex. A specific way of creating choices was designed by Barry Schwartz.