Welcome back everyone! 5th graders new to debate, 6th graders who learned a lot last year, 7th and 8th graders who are going to have an extra hour to really have some good, fun debates, and finally all you high schoolers, you know how this works, and you know that I know that you know how to have a good debate!
Well, at the end of last year, you spoke and I listened! This year will be better than ever! The biggest change will be that there will be more oral discussions and debates, and less reading and written work. But the audience will be expected to work, recording and reflecting on what the speakers say. This way nobody will be interrupting! And everything we do will be “con nota” !!!
Anyway, do what you have to, and do it your best. That’s how you will improve your speaking and debating, get a good grade and have fun too!