Tag Archives: Ethos

Public Speaking: Speech Organization & Preparation

Imagine that a good friend of yours is going to speak in public, and s/he has come to you for advice. Obviously, you recommend that they prepare what they are going to say very carefully. In fact, you advise them … Continue reading

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What it means to be an International Baccalaureate Teacher (New Study)

Firstly, I want to be clear about one thing. I have long been very vocal in my belief that the International Baccalaureate is the best system of education that exists on the planet we call Earth. I truly believe that, … Continue reading

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Debate Coach: Tips for Debating the Death Penalty (Troy Davis Execution)

Debate Coach, you have just received the motion for your next debate. Your team needs to begin the process of preparing arguments for, and against, the motion. Here’s the motion: “This House Believes the death penalty should be abolished.” Well, … Continue reading

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Malcolm X Debates at Oxford: Classic Rhetorical Moves: To Be or Not to Be

Malcolm X participated in a classic debate at Oxford Union, a special all university organization as part of Oxford University in England. The debate took place December 3, 1964. He speaks in favor of the motion that “extremism in the … Continue reading

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Scott Thornbury Asked Two Questions: 1. Is TEFL Really a Profession? 2. Is Teaching Even a Profession? (#CCK11) (#ELTChat) (#sirken)

Welcome to the debate. I can see the fire in your eyes, you’re ready to give your opinions, to share your facts, to state your truths. First, as in any good debate, we need to define our terms. Definitions are … Continue reading

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