Speech and Debate teaches more than just public speaking skills. It helps students develop critical thinking, research and organization skills and teach the prioritization of information.
Students participating in speech and debate offers an opportunity to engage with the material they’re studying using an effective and social platform.
Forming and analyzing the opinions of themselves and others can be a daunting task for young debaters; bringing a debate environment into the classroom may feel daunting to you, as a teacher, as well.
Luckily, there are many tools and resources available to teach both veteran and inexperienced debaters how to debate.