Blogs

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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03
Nov 2017

Hosting and Organising Your Own Debating Competition

Welcome to Competitions Week here at Noisy Classroom, where we’re dedicating  a whole week’s worth of blog posts to debating competitions. Hopefully you’ll read our..

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02
Nov 2017

Debating Competitions – A Checklist for Teachers

Welcome to Competitions Week here at Noisy Classroom, where we’re dedicating  a whole week’s worth of blog posts to debating and oracy competitions. Hopefully you’ll..

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01
Nov 2017

What Actually Happens at Debating Competitions?

  Welcome to Competitions Week here at Noisy Classroom, where we’re dedicating  a whole week’s worth of blog posts to debating competitions. Hopefully you’ll read..

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31
Oct 2017

Why Enter A Debating Competition?

  Welcome to Competitions Week here at Noisy Classroom, where we’re dedicating  a whole week’s worth of blog posts to debating competitions. Hopefully you’ll read..

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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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