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Research and preparation are important parts of debating. On this page, you will find information, resources and videos for teachers to help you support and mentor your team!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ask the Concern Debates team any questions you may have or to find out more about our training sessions.
Motions and dates 2023-24
Find information about league phase motions in the PDF below! You can also visit our Trello board which has useful links to get you started on your research.
Concern Debates Teacher Tips Video
Watch our training video below which takes you step by step through the process of participating in the Concern Debates programme.
Former teacher Linda Golden gives some advice for new teachers
Former teacher and current adjudicator Linda Golden shares some of her tips for teachers on approaching the Concern Debates programme.
Programme Resources and Materials
Check out our range of Concern Debates resources below where you will find information on how to structure a speech, what adjudicators are looking for, the roles of timekeeper and chairperson and what’s involved with refutation and rebuttal.
You will also find information on how to access the online debates platform - where you upload your recorded debates during the league phase.
We would strongly encourage teachers to read all the material below as it will greatly help the chances of your team progressing in the programme.
Global Citizenship Education Resources
You can find resource booklets focusing on the SDGs, posters and podcasts and worksheets from last year's motions on our secondary schools resources page.