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Teaching Resources

In this section of the TOPS website, you will find tips, examples, and plans for the effective teaching of public speaking compiled by individuals with experience. We offer the following:

Collaborative learning can help increase students’ satisfaction with class tasks and help them internalize class material more effectively by pairing rote cognitive learning with more affective social and experiential learning. In this section, we offer teaching guidance on a collaborative group exercise and a Socratic seminar task.
In this section, we provide a list of common impromptu speech topics and skill-building exercises that can be used in classes. If you want to help us build our library of resources, please contact us at