Blogs

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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03
Dec 2018

Christmas Debating Activities

We’ve been feeling festive at Noisy Classroom this week and have compiled some of our favourite debating activities. All with a little Christmas twist of course! ..

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05
Nov 2018

The Power of Stories

In this week’s blog post, I’ve been thinking about the power of stories and how we might use those stories within debates.      A..

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01
Oct 2018

Debating for adults: why it’s never too late to learn

Today’s guest blogger is Tony Koutsoumbos, the founder and Director of the Great Debaters Club, the UK’s only membership organisation and debate training programme for adults...

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18
Sep 2018

How Debate Can Help Students Find Their Voice

Today’s guest blogger is Min Moultrie, a member of the Customer Support team at Tassomai. Tassomai is an intelligent learning program that helps students achieve..

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