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Let's Debate! Debate Club

This is an on-going 55 minute club that meets once a week. Guided by a debate coach with ten years experience
Jordan Kohanim
114 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 67 learners
year olds
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn how to: 
analyze textual evidence for logicall falacies
cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an argument
determine the best structure for a claim-data-warrant speech given time restrictions
analyze how a work of nonfiction uses persuasive techniques to convey an idea
determine the meaning of words and phrases and how they are used in a text
speak to a group or small group
-I have been a speech and debate coach for 10 years in the state of Georgia, USA (a highly competitive debate circuit) 
-I was awarded "Coach of Distinction" by the National Forensics League in 2009
-To teach a high school level course, I have the expertise of teaching English Language Arts in a public high school in the United States for 15 years
-I have won Teacher of the Year multiple times
-I am currently certified with the National Council for Teacher of English 
-I am currently certified to teach English Language Arts Level T-7 (Highly Qualified) under the Georgia Professional Standards Commission from 2007 - 2022; certification to be renewed 2026 
-I have a BS in English Education from Kennesaw State University
-I have taught this material through the Johns Creek Student Leadership Council for three years to students from middle school (grade 6) to high school (grade up to 12)  high school 
occasionally students will need to do outside research and topic preparation 
1. access to a research/ search engine like Google or Google Scholar 2. colored pens & pencils (suggested but not required) 3. colored post-its (suggested but not required) 4. Paper or tablet writer for taking notes/ jotting speeches
Students will share out mind maps for reflection
Some in class polls/ debates / class discussions
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students are researching their own topics. Topics covered will be some current events--mostly driven by student request. Topics that will NOT be debated: abortion, legalization of marijuana or any other drugs, or anything having to do with gender/ sexuality. 
students will conduct their own research
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Jordan Kohanim
Lives in the United States
Nationally recognized teacher of excellence: English Language Arts, Speech, Debate, Philosophy
114 total reviews
192 completed classes

About Me

My name is Jordan Kohanim.    :-) 
I have been teaching high school English Language Arts for 15 years in the United States. 
I am a member of the Review Board for the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE).  
I also am a nationally... 
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