Debating in Upper Elementary

Every year, my elementary school partners with our local college to host pre-service teachers in our classrooms. The college students observe, teach lessons, and get a better feel for what teaching is really like. I love having the practicum students in my room. They’re usually enthusiastic, positive, and have great new ideas. This semester, my practicum student learned that my students love to debate. Truth is, my students love to argue and call it debating. She decided to work a  ...

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