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Learning to Lead through Debate

Learning to Lead through Debate

Learning to Lead through Debate

Miami Herald  With its mission to “cultivate leadership and critical thinking skills in Miami’s urban public school students,” the Miami-Dade Urban Debate League’s free summer program taught several dozen students about teamwork, cooperative learning, academic excellence, critical reflection and individual student growth. Available to middle- and high-school students, the camp’s goal is to “empower the participants to become confident, successful citizens, who are advocates for themselves and their community and

Why Teachers Should Add Debate to Their Curriculum

Why Teachers Should Add Debate to Their Curriculum

Mr. Jake Miller teaches 7th grade American history teacher near Harrisburg, PA. When bringing debate to the classroom, make sure that you teach students the following: Disagree with ideas and not people. Decorum is a crucial component of debate. Far too many TV talking heads needs this lesson. Have students state the positives of their argument first. Then have students attack one position at a time. It’ll be easier for

Marie Dzuris — Reflections on My Coaching Carreer

Marie Dzuris — Reflections on My Coaching Carreer

Marie Dzuris [A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Marie Dzuris has been involved in speech and debate for over 40 years, both as a competitor and a coach.  She debated and participated in individual speech events in both high school and college. Marie spent most of my career teaching and coaching in high school at Centerville High School in Ohio, where she coached both Policy and Public Forum debate,

Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club — Stefan Bauschard @ Education Week

Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club — Stefan Bauschard @ Education Week

As a high school debater in the 1980s, I fondly remember debating the major controversies of the day. Should the U.S. government act to improve the quality of the nation’s water? How could the United States reduce the spread of Russian influence in Latin America? What policies could prevent Social Security from falling into bankruptcy? Since the issues we argued took the form of debate resolutions at tournaments, I didn’t

Dave Arnett — 10 Tips on How to Win a Tournament

Dave Arnett is the Director of Debate at the University of Kentucky. Before arriving at Kentucky, Dave was the Director of Debate at UC Berkeley for twelve years. On 14 occasions, his teams have been ranked in the top 16 (US), including 10 top five teams, and 3 overall number one rankings. His teams have won almost every major college tournament in the US including Dartmouth, Harvard, Northwestern, and Wake

The Value of MS Debate

The Value of MS Debate

NYC Department of Ed Resources NYC Middle School Quality Initiative Debate Report/Study — NYC DOE Office of Policy & Support NYC MSQI January Newsletter [vimeo 116861581 w=500 h=281] MSQI Stories – Debate from MSQI on Vimeo. From “The Buzz” — January 2015  NYCDO Program   [vimeo 99820296 w=500 h=281] MSQI Debate Tournament – January 2014 from MSQI on Vimeo. Other The Value of Speech and Debate in the Middle School

Bibliography: Should contraceptives be available without prescription?

Bibliography: Should contraceptives be available without prescription?

General Can I buy birth control over the counter? Is it time for off the shelf birth control pills?   Pro Over the counter birth control pills? Not in America ACOG opinion Over-the-counter access to contraceptives Birth control pills should be available over the counter Physicians: Birth control should be sold without prescription Why do we need a prescription for birth control Should birth control be available without prescription? Most