Blogs

18
Sep 2018

How Debate Can Help Students Find Their Voice

Today’s guest blogger is Min Moultrie, a member of the Customer Support team at Tassomai. Tassomai is an intelligent learning program that helps students achieve..

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10
Sep 2018

Five ways for debaters to improve

Tara Sallis was on the England Schools Debating Team in 2017 and is an undergraduate at Oxford University. On this guest blog she discusses five..

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03
Sep 2018

What does debating offer students?

Tara Sallis was on the England Schools Debating Team in 2017 and is an undergraduate at Oxford University. On this guest blog she discusses the..

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27
Aug 2018

Impromptu Debating for Beginners

Tara Sallis was on the England Schools Debating Team in 2017 and is an undergraduate at Oxford University. On this guest blog she shares her..

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06
Jun 2018

How to help students with tiny voices be heard

We are often asked by teachers how to help pupils who are so quiet that they cannot be heard when they speak. Our guest blogger this..

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09
May 2018

Quiet Classrooms?

The Power of Silence This week we’ve been thinking about silence. As our company name suggests, we think that a loud lesson can be one..

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23
Apr 2018

My Debating Journey

We asked Iain Lynn from Bassingbourn Village College, Grand Finalist in our first ever PiXL Up For Debate Championships to tell us about his subsequent..

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18
Apr 2018

Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic… Why we should never tire of teaching Oracy in our schools

Today’s blog post is from Sarah Spikesley, a teacher at Hinchingbrooke school. As teaching professionals, it can sometimes seem as though the only time students..

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21
Mar 2018

Do you coach your students in the skills of group work?

My colleague Alice attended a Voice21 Oracy session on meta-cognition and was excited to talk to me about the idea that pupils should reflect on..

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19
Jan 2018

Myth-busting: “debating is only for the most able students”

There is no doubt that debating is a superb activity for stretching the most able students. It allows them to use their higher order thinking..

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