This Pay What You Want product is a smorgasbord of resources -- including editable documents, handouts, slides, and videos -- that I use to get students and teachers started with one of the lynchpins of my classroom argumentative culture: pop-up debate. What is Pop-Up Debate? When it comes to getting kids engaged in accountable, argumentative talk, I've come up with nothing better than the pop-up debate routine. I'm sure there are tons of other strategies and routines for argument out…
Public Speaking Activity: Minute To Win It Improv Debate
If you are teaching a public speaking unit on debate or argumentation, the Minute to Win It activity is a great way to introduce the unit! This activity gets students in front of the class and plead their case for ONE MINUTE.Oh, and they are completely in the dark to what their topic is until the clock starts counting down.The students get a little friendly competition while you get an easy assessment on their current debate/public speaking style during this fun assignment.
This outline is designed to help teachers organize effective inquiry-based classroom debates. The documents within this file gives students a step-by-step outline of what they need to include in their debate, what they need to say, and when they need to say it!This activity can be completed in any subject area that requires a comprehensive review into a particular topic.
‘It is harder for us to be nice to kids’ — departing veteran principal
This resource is sure to get even your most reluctant students speaking. The product includes everything you need to spark up friendly debate and discussion in the classroom. The prompts are all ethical dilemmas that make student think about what they would do in the situation.