Greetings and salutations Public Speaking Learners!
You are receiving this email because you are on my Public Speaking 4-5 2020-2021 fall semester roster. Please read this email to its entirety as it contains important information for you and your student to know before class begins!
1. Meet the Teacher
My name is Hanson Dai (aka Mr. Hanson) and I'll be your student's teacher for this class this school year. It's very nice to see old and new names on the roster. I'm very excited and looking forward to working with you all! As an official TEDx speaker, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share my public speaking knowledge and experience with my students. For more detailed information about me, my teaching work, and public speaking background, please visit my website: mrhansondai.com In addition, you can find my contact information below. Feel free to add me and/or reach out to me for any questions, comments, or concerns!
Cell Phone/WeChat: (425) 395-6120 (texts only please!)
2. About the Class
This is a BRAND NEW class at NWCS, and I'm working very hard to provide the best educational experience I can to your student!
Time: Saturdays starting 9/19/2020 (NWCS calendar applies)
Class Sessions: 32 (16 per semester), 50 minutes each time (2:00pm-2:50pm)
Class sessions will be done through Zoom. I will send out the recurring Zoom meeting invitation link prior to when the first class session begins. Please keep your eye out for that.
Homework will be accomplished online through a learning management system called TeacherEase and Google Drive. You should have received an email earlier today with directions on setting up your student's own personalized login for TeacherEase. As for our class Google Drive, you'll receive detailed information on that after the first class session.
3. A Few Homework Assignments DUE BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS!
Log on to TeacherEase and you'll see the assignments and their directions. There are 3 and they are all due before the start of the first class!
PLEASE NOTE that students are not required to purchase any workbook and/or textbook for this class. I will provide all the learning resources and materials they need in order to be successful in this course. However, I would like students to have a brand new notebook (spiral or composition) ready by the first class session so that they can take notes during class.
That's all for this email. I will be sending out more emails in the next few days and weeks, so please keep your eye out for those!
Have a great weekend and maybe I'll see you at NWCS's open house tomorrow!
Mr. Hanson Dai
NWCS STEM/Public Speaking/ELA
This email was sent on 9/11/2020:
After communicating with several parents and the school admin, I would like to propose to change the time of our Public Speaking 4-5 class to 2:00pm-2:50pm instead of 1:00pm-1:50pm. This is because many students take several classes before this one, so I strongly believe that there should be a 1 hour break before they tackle this class. In addition, some students take Chinese from 12:00pm-1:50pm, creating a time conflict. Please let me know if this does not work for you by replying to this email. Otherwise, see you on 9/19 at 2:00pm as long as everyone agrees!
Being able to speak well in a public setting is a crucial life skill, thus making it never too early to start gaining knowledge and experience in this area. This is a strong entry-level public speaking course for students wanting to learn how to effectively speak in front of a large audience. Through meaningful practice and observation under guidance, the ultimate goal is to assist students to gain the confidence to share their ideas and influence others in a crowd. Students will first learn how to write quality stories, essays, and speeches, then study the art of how to effectively deliver their writing in an oral presentation. The instructor is a TEDx speaker and hopes to influence students through his public speaking knowledge and experience.
Instructor Bio: Mr. Hanson has been teaching English, Science, and Gifted Program
Prep at NWCS for 3 years, having worked with elementary school students of all ages in grades K-5. In addition, Mr. Hanson teaches English as a Secondary Language to elementary school students in Shanghai, China over the summer. Furthermore, Mr. Hanson is a speaker at TEDx, where he shares his passion for education to others. To learn more about him and his teaching experience, visit his website: mrhansondai.com