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In all, a great overview with interesting viewpoints to read, share with colleagues and argue about. Standardized Testing One of the reasons that we continue to dole out mountains of homework, Kohn says, is our obsession with standardized tests. Formal one-on-one debate in front of the class Small groups from each side in a discussion-style debate Informal debate with the entire class at once Whole class debates the teacher Show Me Only. Many proponents of homework argue that life is filled with things we don't like to do, and that homework teaches self-discipline, time management and other nonacademic life skills.

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Choose which sheet to provide to students. Each guide offers tips to use before, during, and after the debate. How to Use Debates Choose the Debate Teacher's Guide for your grade range primary or intermediate to ensure a successful experience. Students learn to conduct research, form opinions, communicate with peers, consider other points of view, and make new judgments based on arguments supported by evidence. Singling out any particular piece would say more about my perspective rather than the book itself.

In fact, it may even diminish interest in learning, says Kohn. In this way the wider viewpoint can be translated to a local situation. Ask students to discuss their own positions and use the T-chart or cards. Several referenced authors were familiar to me and other books have been added to my wish list.

The good news is, it's never too late to start. How To Use Why Use Debates Debates lay the groundwork for students to develop the important practice of scientific argumentation based on evidence.