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How to foster healthy classroom debates

Posted by Jasmin Choudhury on Wednesday, 6 February 2019
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So why is encouraging healthy debates so crucial? Speaking and listening is one of the most used skills that we need in order to succeed.

Teaching a pupil who is eloquently able to express his or her views and convey them in a calm, a knowledgeable and engaging manner is one of the many ways the inequality divide can be tackled. It helps accelerate progress in other areas, especially in reading, writing and reasoning.

Our thought processes actually work faster and effective speaking and listening skills enable us to translate them more quickly. Furthermore, it teaches pupils to become critical thinkers, accept opposing views with grace and most importantly, it allows them to become articulate.


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Jasmin Choudhury
Community Expert

Jasmin has extensive experience of working in a variety of settings which have included being recruited to work schools in special measures and concern as well as outstanding.

Jasmin has been qualified as a teacher for over 20 years and has been a Deputy Head, working mainly in some of the most deprived and challenging schools in the UK.

Topics: Teacher development


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