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

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Sure Fire Formula that Works with Classroom Assignments

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If you are a teacher like me, sometimes you need a little help but don’t know where to find it. I’m just like anyone else–occasionally, I need a sure fire grading formula that works with classroom assignments–a time tested answer to my teaching needs. Creating new teaching rubrics is hard and time consuming. Thankfully you are no longer on your own, there are teacher tools available online!

Open the door to Rubistar.4teachers.org

Maybe this will help you…

Click here for a FREE copy. Informative Speech Rubric

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This grading rubric includes elements such as voice, posture, eye contact, introduction, body, conclusion, bibliography, outline, notecards, self evaluation of peers, etc.

So back to Rubistars4.teachers.org…..

Rubistar4teachers.org is a website for anyone teaching who needs

a particular rubric, or grade sheet.

There are terrific templates for just about any assignment you are grading. You can find rubrics for subjects under the heading of oral projects, making products, multi media, science, work skills, math, art and music just to name a few.

And you can custom create a rubric to your particular needs.

Another terrific feature:  Teachers have made their grading rubrics available to you for your use, too! 

I put a grading rubric together last week using the oral presentation template for a persuasive speech for a college level Fundamentals in Speech class I am teaching this semester.

I have many rubrics through rubistar4teachers.org.  If you search my name, you should find them.  If not, contact me and I’ll help you.

In my new teaching positions, I can create rubrics right in the coursework assignments which is awesome.

Boy, has Infinite Campus changed over the years.  This software has been around for at least twenty years, I’d say.  We can do all kinds of things through it such as rosters, coursework, blog, test, attach assignments, surveys, videos and a bunch of other incredible helpers.

I still remember when we used paper gradebooks!  In my third years of teaching, my school called me one summer because I gave a student a B instead of an A as I had informed my student she would receive.

Can you imagine?  I had to go BACK to school and change the grade in the paper gradebook (which we turned in to the office, BTW…) and inform the student.

Now, we can change grades right on line with the click of the mouse!

Check back here often because I have a few other FREE grading rubrics for your use.  

I always appreciate when other teachers help me.  So, I’m paying it forward here.  Hope it helps!

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