How Successful Teachers Avoid Common Pitfalls

persuasion speech rubric

A common pitfall most teachers experience is thinking they must create everything for their classes all by themselves. Au Contraire!

So here’s the deal.  If you are a teacher and you haven’t discovered Rubistar4.com, you need to do so pronto!

Like most people, we do our best work when we help each other.  Many years ago when I first began in my teaching career, other teachers were not so keen to help you.

Now we know helping one another is the key to success. I really enjoy sharing with other teachers and having them share with me.  We’re all in this together, right?

Rubistar4.com is a wonderful site with templates for various assignments.  Trust me–this site will save you loads of time and time needs to be on your side not against you.

Here is my persuasion speech rubric, FREE.

Note:  This particular rubric was created at Rubistar4.com and then I downloaded to my document folders.

I created it for college level students in a Fundamental of Speech class.  It could easily be adapted for younger students. This free persuasion speech is just my way of showing support for other educators.

Click here: Oral Presentation Rubric – Persuasion Speech

Keep checking back for other rubrics.

I’d love to know how it works out for you.

The rubric is all encompassing and includes voume, posture, time, notecards, bibiliograpy, manuscript as well as grading the introduction, middle and conclusion of the speech.  There is room for notes in the margin, too. Also, I added a requirement to follow all the steps of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (Attention; Problem/Need; Satisfaction; Visualization; Call to Action). This was created for the collegel level, but I think it could easily be simplified for other grade levels.

Using other teacher’s rubrics is one way to avoid the common pitfalls of teaching.  There is no harm or sin in using another teacher’s documents provided you give them credit if need.

Remember, we teachers are all in this together.  Until next time.

Contact me at dhcbaldwin@gmail.com or DeborahBaldwin.net

persuasion speech rubric