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Student discourse and agency. Vibrancy and engagement. Argumentation, which can also look like organized chaos. Anti-racism. These are the elements of a debate-inspired classroom.
Through the Debate-Inspired Classrooms program, BDL’s Instructional Coaches work with teachers, school leaders, and entire school communities to cultivate exciting and buzzing classrooms in which students experience both rigor and joy in learning.
When schools partner with Debate-Inspired Classrooms, our experienced team of Instructional Coaches provide professional development and 1:1 support to educators, across content areas, from upper elementary through high school. With the support of our team, educators utilize the Debate-Inspired Classrooms instructional approach, creating classroom communities where students build argumentation skills; talk with, question, and collaborate with each other; and lead and learn from one another. These are essential skills in anti-racist classrooms where students and teachers are both leaders and learners.