In this season of Covid-19, we are daily exploring new ways to thrive. It is my middle school FIRE debate team that is helping to lead this effort. They are amazing!
If you've never debated competitively, you may not understand how much the debate community can miss competing, or how much we grow from participating. If you decide to join us in launching virtual competition and you have never debated before, no one ever feels completely ready to debate until after they actually start debating! So, I have an encouragement for you. Dive in and you will find that even losing gets you on the road to success. As Nike promotes, "Just do it!" That's what we're doing in launching virtual debate. We're just doing it! Our learning curve is huge. Stick with us and help us build.
A quick post giving some initial thoughts on the April 10th debate topic:
Let’s consider some definitions: Always start with definitions so both sides of a discussion are talking about the same thing. (I’m not suggesting that these are the perfect definitions for the debate, just a starting point.)
We will achieve more if we work together.