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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.

Lincolnshire Annual Dinner 2017

The Lincolnshire branch held its annual black-tie dinner in the recently opened Constance Stewart Building at the Bishop Grossette Universtiy in Lincoln.

Tales from Thailand

Gap-year student sponsored by the Devon & Exeter branch reports on her year teaching English to primary age children.

Sustainable oracy through our Discover Debating CPD sessions

Anna England-Kerr explains how our CPD sessions for teachers are vital to the success of our Discover Debating programme for primary schools.

Oracy as a life skill

The latest research on spoken english from Cambridge University looks at how oracy can improve classroom discussions, critical thinking and the development of life skills.

Mentoring: three surprising things I’ve learnt in three weeks

One of our Discover Debating mentors tells us what her young students have taught her.

There’s no ‘I’ in Schools’ Mace

Top tips on alleviating pressure on Schools' Mace participants and how getting your whole debate club involved can maximise the potential.

International Perspectives on Oracy

Our Director of Education updates us on the state of speaking across the world after our international council meeting.

Top 10 tips to…prepare your students for ESU competitions

Expert tips for competing in an ESU competition that can give your students a head start.

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