One way of allowing students to become less self-conscious about public speaking is to give them a task that focuses them on something other than the sound of their own voices in front of people. This exercise concretizes the idea of ‘intention’: what are you doing to another person with your text? It also allows for a spontaneous collaboration between two students who can have the luxury of feeling that they’re ‘in it together’.
In this lesson, students will have opportunities to:
- Practice spontaneity.
- Be mutually supportive in performance.
- Practice creative physical expression.
- Demonstrate action and intention in speaking text.
Materials and Resources
To teach this lesson, you wil need:
- computer with access to PIV website
- printer and/or pen and paper