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Think and Speak Up Spring 2019 Schedule
Date: Jan. 26
Feb. 9, 16, 23
Mar. 2, 23, 30
Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 6:15 - 7:45pm
Students: 4th - 10th graders
Because college admissions and employers measure talent, maturity, and intelligence by one's ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, Think and Speak Up (TSUP) creates a unique curriculum for students to master these skills essential to personal relationships whether in the workplace, classroom, or at home. Deviating from a typical classroom setting, TSUP uses more tons of fun filled activities to replace static lectures. Students learn actively and learn how to think on their feet with eloquence. Our curriculum focuses on five aspects of communication: clarity, organization, thoughtfulness, expressive voice and meaningful body language. Through interactive team activities and intensive tutoring, TSUP empowers students to be more creative and effective communicator.
I wanted to share with you that the feedback has been super positive about the Think and Speak Up Workshop. All the students found the workshop of super value and would recommend it for future cohorts. I would like to offer the same work shop every year to our second year graduate cohort.
Carrie. La Ferle, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies &Altshuler,
SMUDistinguished Teaching Professor
This program is educational. Despite the immense entertainment that comes with the class, it is even more abundant in productivity.
Brandon F, Age 12
I enjoyed the way you taught us because it was fun to learn. I just wish I could stay longer.
Naomi P. Age 11
The fun activities were helpful. You were awesome, funny and supportive! I had a blast!
Monica A. Age 11
I had no idea that I would cure my shyness but also have lots of fun in Think and Speak Up! I learned how to make an impressive speech. I also learned how to read peoples body and eye language. We
learned the proper way to stand and show gestures. I feel that I have improved a lot, but also helped me in school and places outside of the Think and Speak Up class. Ms. Lisa teaches everything we
need to know about speech in the most fun way possible.
Carolyn M., Age 11
I learned many vital things in this class. Many of the things I learned are essential for the future and will prepare Chinese Americans for the mainstream community. Every activity in this class
is interactive and exciting. Each activity is different and unique from each other. Even though the classes provide new concepts each time, Ms. Lisa always review the concepts past learned. The class
is extremely different from other classes offered by DMCLS. This class is fun and interactive, but you also learn many things. Ms. Lisa is the best teacher ever. She thinks up unique activities each
week and is entertaining. You will never be bored in her class. It is IMPOSSIBLE! Through Ms. Lisa’s meticulous teaching and efforts, I have seen my classmates and myself improve drastically. I will
most certainly recommend this class to everyone I know.
Andrew G. Age 13