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Podcast #22 – Doing Debates

November 8th, 2007 by Dave · 3 Comments


In this podcast I talk about how I’m doing debates with my classes. I broke it into three main parts:

  • finding a group and choosing a topic
  • brainstorming pros and cons
  • presenting the debate

I also talk briefly about a photograph based activity that I’m planning to do where my students will take each other on virtual tours. At the end, I mention National Novel Writing Month.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shanie // Nov 10, 2007 at 1:30 am

    Too much for me, I hadn’t got all, but most of them translated in my mind, if only I can do debates using english…thanks, teacher!

  • 2 Dave // Nov 10, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Hi Shanie,

    The podcasts are more for English teachers than for English students, so don’t worry if you don’t understand it all. Feel free to ask questions, though. I’d be glad to answer them!

    Take care,

  • 3 Ray Farnum // Nov 3, 2012 at 12:53 am

    hey hey David! Just reminiscing about the old days in Taiwan. Saw your name on Linkedin and thought i’d drop you a line. Hope all is well. Love the blog. I’m teaching grade 7 here in Toronto. Michelle and i are expecting our 2nd child soon. Anyway, if you get this message send me one back. Cheers. Ray

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