- Smith began with her normal opening (hello class HELLO SMITH).
- She then told us that she will be absent tomorrow as she will be with her friend’s son, who is having his heart examined (he was born with a heart that was underdeveloped on the left side).
- She took volunteers for jobs she would normally perform at the fishbowl tomorrow: Blake and Will will control the CoverItLive and Diana will keep track of the inner circle conversation.
- And then she reiterated (multiple times) that our sentence must be ONE SENTENCE.
- She said that there is no “wrong’ to the sentence, as long as it is A SENTENCE. (that is, it could be your purpose, what you live your life by, something that you believe in, etc.)
- We finished the “If I should have a daughter” TED Talk ( Link to Sarah’s TED Talk video: http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter.html) and Smith stated that the only rule for our TED talk is that it must be an idea worth spreading.
- Smith had everyone open up a google doc to take notes on what Sarah (the TED Talk speaker) did well in her speech: we made a table:
Spoken Word Poetry: expresses ideas in a different way
Open yourself up to hurts in the world to see the beauty
She knew what she was going to say: memorized speech
Develop talents to succeed
Confidence: stance, voice, movements, very sure of herself and her words, memorized speech
Tone of voice- adds to the story
Express yourself rather than hiding who you are
Gesticulation- used hand movements for emphasis
Don’t let yourself be unfazed by what goes on around you
Loose, Relaxed: Practiced, but takes things in stride
Played with audience’s emotions
Free flowing, pacing (of her words)
Got audience involved
Good pace of speech- not too fast or too slow
Related to the audience: Used information people could connect to
Lots of eye contact: with entire crowd (but without scanning them)
- and began a summary response for the “If I should have a daughter” TED Talk with a basic “template”:
In Sarah Kay’s “If I Had a Daughter”, Kay [explains] the importance of walking through life with open arms because, without doing so, ___[we lose our humanity, become hard-shelled, etc.)____ happens.
- Point one of summary (insert as many as needed to summarize succinctly and accurately)
- Point two of summary
Sarah Day in the TED Talk “If I…” [correctly- opinion] [illustrates] the importance of being vulnerable because, without vulnerability…
- Kay “you’ll miss out on life if you don’t walk around with open arms”
- Smith then gave us ten minutes of work time and told us that from now on, we will be the ones extending our own learning- that we have to welcome every time that we walk into the classroom and embrace challenges.