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Friday, March 29 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Facing the Fear of Public Speaking: Cultivating Confident Young Speakers in the Classroom

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Communication is how we express who we are, speak up for what we care about, and connect with others, which is why it must be cultivated at an early age. Unfortunately, many young people have experiences that lead to learned anxiety around public speaking and send the message that they are not good speakers. When some youth voices are silenced by personal fears or perceived as less important by others, it is virtually impossible to truly foster inclusion in the schools and communities we serve.

AnnMarie Baines of public speaking non-profit, The Practice Space, draws upon years of ethnographic research with youth and their families to share key findings and methods for building youth confidence around public speaking. Her work offers strategies for creating safe, inclusive experiences that promote youth confidence and help them practice everyday communication skills that enable them to speak up and be heard. In this session, participants will be introduced to common sources of social anxiety for students of different ages and how to create inclusive environments where everyone can find their voice. Participants will engage in hands-on public speaking exercises that they can use to model with students to help young people share their learning, make their work public, and listen to diverse experiences. This session will end by exploring ways to help students take their voices beyond the classroom to engage in consequential, powerful dialogue in their schools and communities.

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AnnMarie Baines

Executive Director, The Practice Space
Find me to discuss elevating underrepresented voices (especially youth voice), developing oral communication and public speaking skills, advancing inclusive education, and building partnerships that strengthen people's ability to advocate for themselves in their communities.

Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 208

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