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Speech & Debate Club: For Continuous Improvement in Speech & Debate


The Debate Academy

In this one time class taught by an experienced debate coach, students will go over the basics of argument, different types of debate, and practice public speaking skills through participating in multiple debates over learner led topics.
Jordan Kohanim
81 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of argument/ rhetoric and rhetorical structure. 
Students will understand the basics of debate. 
I have taught/coached debate for middle and high school students for over 10 years. I am experienced in creating a discursive, welcoming, but structured environment for young minds to tackle some of the tough questions hitting education right now. 
Students only need: 1. Something to write on 2. Something to write with 3. Working web-cam
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will need to share out their arguments for assessment. 
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
While it doesn't come up in every debate class, parents need to be aware students may wish to debate whether or not it is appropriate to arm teachers. Instructor is experienced in guiding these debates in the appropriate direction (10+ years as a middle and high school debate coach). Students have current issues (of which this is one) at the forefront of their mind. 
Youtube video shown through teacher device; students do not need to access third party application (Youtube).
No inappropriate language or themes in the video. The class will NOT discuss: gender identity, abortion,  or legalization of drugs.  
Youtube video shown through teacher's device. No need for students to access a third party 


Jordan Kohanim
Lives in the United States
Nationally recognized teacher of excellence: English Language Arts, Speech, Debate, Philosophy
81 total reviews
154 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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