Blogs

Why is it So Important to #KeepKidsTalking as Lockdown Eases?
13
Jul 2020

Why is it So Important to #KeepKidsTalking as Lockdown Eases?

Over recent weeks and months, Noisy Classroom has shared games, talking points and resources to help parents #KeepKidsTalking during lockdown and beyond. These activities are..

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Why it’s Particularly Important to #KeepKidsTalking During Covid-19
05
May 2020

Why it’s Particularly Important to #KeepKidsTalking During Covid-19

Lockdown Week 6 Something interesting has happened in the last week (week six of lockdown in the UK). I’ve noticed that more people seem to..

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COVID-19, the Dangers of Fake News…and How Debating Can Help Us All
20
Apr 2020

COVID-19, the Dangers of Fake News…and How Debating Can Help Us All

We live in a time of fake news – it’s all around us. Whether it’s intended to make us laugh, is fake news by omission..

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Alison’s first blog!
15
Jan 2020

Alison’s first blog!

“Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.” Jesse Jackson    18 months ago, I was asked to write a guest..

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01
Dec 2019

Philosophy and Debate

This week I have been in Utrecht, working with debate experts and philosophy teachers from across Europe on a new Erasmus funded project. The project’s..

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Reflecting on my years with Noisy Classroom
06
Nov 2019

Reflecting on my years with Noisy Classroom

This is my last blog post as I’m leaving Noisy Classroom and going to join the Researchers in Schools Team at The Brilliant Club. As..

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01
Nov 2019

Geography and Oracy

Following on from Debbie’s post about History and Debating, I’ve been thinking about oracy can be the key to a productive and engaging Geography classroom. ..

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21
Oct 2019

Debating and critical oracy in History

Earlier this term, PiXL invited me to run a breakout session at their History Conference. It was a terrific opportunity to think about the unique..

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18
Mar 2019

How Debating helps you do better at school

I’m an English teacher, and I can always tell which of my students does debating, from the clarity and rigour of their writing.

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11
Mar 2019

Using debating to mark special days 

The last week has seen World Book Day and International Women’s Day. This week is British Science Week and World Speech Day is on Thursday...

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