Bathsheba Smithen

Bathsheba Smithen college, university Bathsheba Smithen college, university

Bathsheba Smithen Speech Topics

Topics for Teachers: Identity
Makes and Models: Learning How to Be the Drivers of Student Achievement In today’s society there are so many other things driving our students, and they are not always positive. The extent to which the media and violence impact our youth places educators in the backseat of influence and leaves...
Read more
Topics for Teachers: Literacy
Brands, Not Labels: Branding Smart and Erasing Stupid According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, more than eight million students in grades 4-12 read below grade level. Illiteracy has become an epidemic of enormous proportions. In D.C. alone, 81.2% of 4th graders read below grade level...
Read more
Topics for Students: Identity
Locked Up: Escaping the Prison Others Created Students struggle immensely with rejection. Nevertheless, the need to be accepted as oneself far exceeds the desire to conform in order to gain a sense of belonging. This speech helps students embrace their unique identity, even when it is most...
Read more
Fighting Opinions: How to Crowd Out Negativity
Using her own personal stories of abandonment and low self-esteem, Ms. Smithen empowers teens to use tactics that will help them in protecting their emotional and mental health.
Read more
The End of Apathy: Why Curriculum Needs to Change to Engage the Global Learner
The world has changed. How we learn and what we learn has altered significantly with modern day advances in technology. With all of the social ills plaguing young people and competing entertainment and technologies, we need to provide individuals working with youth and young adults, new and...
Read more
Becoming Cage Free in Your Teaching: The Fundamentals of Online Learning Engagement
Technology has presented educators and students alike with many opportunities and, therefore, much more to manage. From elementary to high school, students remain distracted in virtual classrooms—or completely disengaged—as instructors find themselves competing with what youth perceive to be more...
Read more