Presentation on theme: "So you want to be a TEACHER. WHAT IS A TEEN TEACHER? Teens from Illinois will develop their own leadership and teaching skills as they plan and implement."— Presentation transcript:
So you want to be a TEACHER
WHAT IS A TEEN TEACHER? Teens from Illinois will develop their own leadership and teaching skills as they plan and implement hands-on summer and after-school programs for youth in their communities.
REFLECTION ACTIVITY: WHAT DOES A GOOD LEADER LOOK LIKE??? Talk with your peers for a few seconds
WHAT DOES GOOD TEACHING LOOK LIKE??? Self-Confident Engaging Organized Communicates well Passionate Reliable FRIENDLY! FUN
WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE LEADER Talk with your peers for a few seconds
WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER Honesty Sense of Humor Committed Creative Positive Attitude Respectful Good listener Gives Clear direction Courage Personable
PRESENTATION SKILLS Teens As Teachers
As a TEEN TEACHER You have to TALK If you can express your thoughts and interests clearly and logically to others, they will listen to you and even want to know more about what you are teaching. A major part of your SUCCESS as Teens as Teachers depends on your ABILITY TO SPEAK
PUBLIC SPEAKING STEPS Develop your Self Confidence Don’t be fearful Kids can sense fear and when and if they do they go to devour! Research Know as much as you can about your lesson It’s ok not to know everything; you are learning as well Present your Lesson Don’t fidget with clothing Stand straight Don’t rock back and forth Look directly at your students Talk loudly and don’t rush through your speech
GESTURES & VOICE STEPS A Good Speaking Voice: Is natural Is strong, even when not loud Is easily heard Does not sound emotionless Tone is pleasant and friendly Good Gestures: The most expression should be with the hands and arms to illustrate your words Size, weight, shape, direction, location: All of these call for hand gestures such as shaping of the hands or pointing “HE WENT THAT WAY”
WORD CHOICE STEPS Eliminate these Words: Like Ummm Ahh You know what I’m saying Instead, Try these Words: Basically Actually Literally I think that You know What I’m trying to say is I KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE HARD AT FIRST BUT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
THINK BACK Teens As Teachers Think about your favorite teacher, mentor, leader, etc... Why were they your favorite teacher? Write down some qualities they had, and what you hope to take from what they taught you to this teaching experience.
APPEARANCE MATTERS Teens As Teachers Promote You and Your Team in a Positive Manner
Jeans With HolesNOT ACCEPTABLE First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
Belly ShirtsNOT ACCEPTABLE First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
Shirt with JeansYES! MAKE THEM WANT TO KEEP YOU AROUND! First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
Khakis and PoloYES! ALWAYS LOOK PRESENTABLE First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
NO inappropriate shirt slogansNOT APPROPRIATE! LEAVE NEGATIVITY AT HOME!
First Impressions are Lasting Impressions Flip Flops?DON’T THINK SO SAFETY FIRST!
First Impressions are Lasting Impressions Flat and Tennis ShoesWHOO-HOO!!!! BE COMFORTABLE WHILE TEACHING
REMEMBER who you represent SHOW THEM THAT 4-H IS MAKING THE BEST BETTER! University of Illinois Extension 4-H Peers Family
SELF-REFLECTION Teens As Teachers What are some things you need to work on to teach? What are some things you have under control?
ALL IN ALL BE YOU AND HAVE FUN Make a lasting and memorable impression on a student’s life!