Kids today live in a world of amplified information, much of it powered by electronics, and little of it by their own choosing (before age 6). Many experience a significant challenge with confidence, resilience and therefore, speaking.
That's why there's SPEAKOLOGY (it's now for adults too).
At the beginning and end of every session, each participant is given a piece of paper that looks like the picture above. They must finish the lines within those squares. They have a spectrum of colored markers to choose from or, they may use a pen, or pencil. These lines are from the Torrence Test of Creative Thinking. They benchmark what's streaming through a child's mind, at a given moment.
Author, educator, facilitator, coach., support staff, "reflector", guide to the "big-picture perspective", Dana facilitates educational-SPEAKOLOGY-trainings, in which each young participant unlocks their full potential for unique expression, insight and action, toward a joyful life-experience.
There's an expression among software developers, "G.I.G.O" (Garbage in, garbage out). When it comes to kids, the information they "take in" is directly related to their speaking experience, good, or otherwise. In this Blog, I will seek to ensure what Alan Cohen has expressed as "Gold in, gold out." I'll aim to keep it simple and beneficial. Post a comment and start a conversation. There's always gold for all, in genuine communication.