4. C. Be relaxed. 1. Take a few deep breaths. 2. Memorize Scripture such as Deuteronomy 31:6,8; Isaiah 41:10; Philippians 4:6,7,13. 3. Pray specifically about each classroom worry (response of students, your talk, answers to questions). 4. Arrive early and meet the students. 5. Remind yourself of positional truth. 6. Concentrate on others, not on yourself.
5. IV. Dress. A. Remember a general rule: Dress up for respect, dress down for rapport. B See what everyone else is wearing. V. Character Traits. A. Be loving. B. Be polite.
6. Spot the difference… Hint: It’s nothing to do with ties Or facial hair Or good looks Or youth You’ve guessed it! One of these famous people is not a lecturer – he’s a teacher, so bear with him. You can tell by the hands and the lack of a blackboard.
8. So what is expected of me? <ul><li>During the Lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Be quiet. There’s nothing more annoying to a speaker than someone else speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes. This is ESSENTIAL. You should see what is presented on the screen and listen to what is being said. But remember you should never just write down everything that is said – it’s an impossible/futile task </li></ul><ul><li>Act as an individual – if a question is asked, be prepared to respond </li></ul>
9. So what is expected of me? <ul><li>After the Lecture </li></ul><ul><li>After the lecture, think about how the topic(s) spoken about are important to you. It is often very important to look at the notes you took during the lecture and make them into something that makes sense to you. It is best to do this as soon as you can after the lecture, possibly that very night </li></ul><ul><li>Get together with some other students and spend some time talking about the topic(s). You’ll be amazed at how this helps your understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your English teacher about the lecture once you’ve had a chance to think about it </li></ul>
10. So what is expected of me? <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>At this point, use the strategies that work best for you to understand and remember the information </li></ul><ul><li>Some students like to highlight, underline and make additional notes in the margins of their books </li></ul><ul><li>It is also important to create your own summary notes (a useful strategy for later study for the exam), draw diagrams, visualise the ideas happening in real or imaginary situations, speak the ideas aloud, and explain the ideas to others </li></ul>
11. So what is expected of me? <ul><li>But most importantly… </li></ul><ul><li>Approach lectures with an open mind; you’ll find them useless if you think they’re going to be boring; be open minded; this will help you enormously once you leave WIS; and if anything you’ll know how to make a good paper aeroplane </li></ul>