Students love to heat up both sides of most social studies topics
and both sides of sizzling issues impact their world.
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Debate rocks mere lectures into sizzling hands-on leadership exchanges
- a valued skill in upper grades.
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Because secondary students loved debate so much an Ellen Weber Trophy for 1st Place Winners
was established by leaders of the Alberta Debate and Speech Association (See http://albertadebate.com/Archive.html ) . With much love for well run debates myself, I co-founded this wonderful national movement to facilitate top debate skills for teens and young adults.
These materials worked so well that debate numbers grew like mushrooms back in the 1970’s (especially in inner schools) through autonomy that shone through thoughtful discourse, and learning from opposing views in a few months of using these guides.
I post debate prompts in classrooms
so that debaters know what to expect, and with handouts provided - they love going after key issues on both sides of propositions. Using these materials, debaters unleash the kind of brainpower, fun and civility that works best to win-over judges.
Flexibility comes with these materials
so that you can use as posters, handouts, worksheets and task cards to guide winning debates in any discipline (or for official tournaments.
Your debaters will learn how to lose well and come back stronger
with their mistakes transformed into stepping stones toward the next win.
A table of contents is included to help you find in these materials - All Debaters Need to Prevail ~
1. Brains on Debate – Teams
2. Brains on Debate – Moderator
3. Brains on Debate – Timekeeper
4. Brains on Debate – Judges
5. Brains on Debate – Breaks
6. Burden of Proof – Affirmative Team
7. Burden of Proof – Negative Team
8. Civility and Tone that Wins
9. Questions on Debate Tone
10. Visual Aids Offer Evidence
11. Evidence or Emotional Appeal
12. The Power of Questions in Debates
13. Pose Winning Questions
14. How to Lose Like a Trojan
15. How to Win like a Star
16. My Contact information
Using these guides, your debaters can create their team’s winning checklist
as team guides - and can even create surveys to track their progress.
Start with tips on pages 17 and 18 where debaters learn to avoid losing like a Trojan and they learn to win like a star.
Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials
will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.
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All the best
as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!
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