Friday morning I was feeling a bit Fall-like, so I went with that in my outfit. I picked this outfit out earlier in the week, but kind of knew that I wanted to wear it on Friday. This top is a bit on the casual side because it is cotton, so I tried to elevate it by pairing it with a professional looking dark khaki skirt and pumps. I kept the jewelry and accessories minimal since the print in the top is a bit busy. I went with my small gold watch and feather earrings. I had originally had a burgundy leather belt at my natural waist, but decided to go without it at the last minute.
Since I am wearing peep toed pumps, I decided to go without nylons. Also, I felt that it went well with the slightly casual vibe of the outfit and the fact that it was Friday. Also, it’s a bit chilly in the morning, but by late morning we are still hitting upper 70’s.
During class I only spent about 15 minutes lecturing and that was over the last half of the chapter on Informative Speeches. This chapter just gives the students a macro-level overview of the whole process. We’ve discussed the first half of the chapter already. Then, each week we’ve gone back and spent time looking at the tasks involved in more depth and detail. There is a chapter devoted to each step of the process. This section is about at the halfway point in the process.
In lieu of lecturing, I had them work on the same worksheet that I spoke about in my last post. They were very receptive to working with a partner for two of the three worksheets and most of them said that it was very helpful. The first worksheet was done individually to introduce them to the task and then the second and third worksheets, which were much more difficult, was completed with the help of a partner.
I am holding my breath, though. We will see how they do with understanding the material in the absence of lecture in a few days. My M/W section will be taking a quiz over the material on Monday evening and my Friday class must complete their quiz by midnight this Thursday. I am actively seeking out additional ways to present the material to them besides lecture. So far it seems that they are appreciative of my efforts which makes me happy.
This semester is going very well so far. I think it’s because my experience has really helped me understand the whole process a little better and not feel as if someone threw me in the deep end.
Do you ever feel like that?!
Here are a few more ways that I have styled this cowl-neck top in the past:
My inclination is almost always to pair this top with khaki colored bottoms. I have worn it with brown trousers before, but didn’t really like the result.