Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Great Debate

Finally the day has come! Today marked our first semi-formal classroom debate. My homeroom students were given a topic of school uniforms. We did have a audience for this debate, we invited Mrs. Polzer's class (3rd grade) to listen in on our debate.

I will say that we did not react well to the "live audience" factor of debating very well. The students were very prepared for this event but tended to become a little bit nervous when speaking in front of a group of people. Overall I was pleased with their performance, of course there things that work, but not a bad showing a first time debate. We did take video, but I am having problems compressing it (help Mr. C!), I am hoping to post it to Ning in the coming week.

Mr. McClung

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