When the obvious is invisible
This blog outlines the importance of oracy including the cognitive, social, academic and employment benefits of improving speaking and listening skills.
Circles of change
Teacher Patrick Ryan used his recent Walter Hines Page Scholarship to look at how oracy can help teach citizenship and the benefits this brings.
Tales from Thailand
Gap-year student sponsored by the Devon & Exeter branch reports on her year teaching English to primary age children.
International Perspectives on Oracy
Our Director of Education updates us on the state of speaking across the world after our international council meeting.
The Power of Words
Not all schools have equal access to debate. Head Teacher Geoff Barton makes an impassioned case for why they should.
New DfE funded teaching resources: Topical lesson plans to help you discuss controversial issues in the classroom
Funded by the Department for Education and in partnership with the Association for Citizenship Teaching, we launch new debating activities and lesson plans.
My life-changing year in the US
Kane McLaughlin from Derry talks about his Secondary School Exchange to the US and the profound effect it had on him.