Blogs

18
Sep 2017

What does good public speaking look like?

  Learning to speak in front of an audience, and present your ideas in a way that is clear, concise and compelling is an essential..

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19
Jul 2017

Debating and Cultural Exchange

I accompanied a group of 8 debaters from Clapton Girls’ Academy to the World Schools Debate Academy in mid-June. Now, while at Noisy Classroom we..

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15
May 2017

Young People and Politics – Organising a Mock Election In Your School

Oracy is an important skill precisely because it helps us to engage with, question, critique and respond to complex ideas about all walks of life...

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30
Mar 2017

Debating: curricular or co-curricular?

Some teachers I meet express the idea that debating belongs in a debating society, run after school and primarily aimed at gifted students. Others have..

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13
Mar 2017

Oracy and Robots

Before you start wondering, Noisy Classroom hasn’t decided to move into the field of robotics (at least, not yet). Today, we are thinking about how..

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09
Mar 2017

Maths and debating

There are certain subjects, and certain students, that debating seems particularly well suited too. The potential PPE candidate. The aspiring lawyer. A history lesson on..

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18
Nov 2016

Speaking and Listening has been re-branded as “oracy” and now it’s being taken seriously

Speaking and Listening in education have had a rough time over the last few years. They have been removed from the GCSE English assessment and..

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