Life Skills

Spring Break Camp: Building Confidence and Public Speaking

Students will build competence in preparing and presenting speeches in a variety of contexts.
Marcie Joy
122 total reviews for this teacher
70 reviews for this class
Completed by 432 learners

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Sat Jun 11

Jun 11 - Jul 9 (5 weeks)
5pm - 5:50pm
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Class Experience

Students will learn to focus their thinking and speak with clarity, assertion, and confidence.   
Students will build upon their natural strengths.
Students will learn and practice skills that will carry them confidently into further training and more formal speaking settings. 
Students will be encouraged, to respectfully interact with one another, listen actively, and to provide constructive feedback.  
This course is informed by my training in the arts, and my experience as an educator.  I currently work as a teacher in a classroom, (and online). In the past, I have travelled the world as a singer and songwriter, and spoken as a panelist at various music conferences. I've conducted interviews with major label artists for various media outlets. Since 2007, I have produced and hosted my own radio show and podcast.  

I have worked in schools teaching Public Speaking. With our virtual presence required more and more, I am excited to bring this course online. 
Most work will be done in class, though students will be asked to brainstorm topic ideas for homework, and will have optional assignments to practice between sessions. 
I provide ongoing feedback as I scaffold overall development and broaden student understanding of their own potential.  
I work to individualize feedback to push students outside their comfort zones.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Marcie Joy M.Ed
122 total reviews
118 completed classes

About Me

I have my master’s degree from Lesley University in elementary education with creative arts integration. I studied at NYU's Tisch Musical Theater Conservatory, and have my bachelor’s in psychology and dance from Oberlin College. I have lived in... 
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