RESOLVED TO ACHIEVE: Level 1 – Public Forum Debate by Ms. Luxton

RESOLVED TO ACHIEVE: Level 1 – Public Forum Debate
by Ms. Luxton, Debate Coach, Judge, and Public-school Teacher (22 years)

Targeting 4th to 12th-grade students – native English level

Level 1 Debate Class Clip : 12th Grade Student:
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This class is for any student who desires to learn the skill of debating in the style of Public Forum.

The course will meet for 60 minutes each week for 8 weeks. A Level 2 Public Forum course is also available for students who wish to pursue a more advanced understanding of this debate style. The schedule is provided at the end of this announcement.

Teacher Profile

Ms. Luxton taught Vocal/General Music, Choir, Music Theory, Public Speaking and Debate for 22 years at Pipkin Middle School in Springfield, Missouri until her recent retirement. Ms. Luxton has traveled to almost 30 countries not only as a tourist, but also as an educator, an administrator and a performer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal Music Education from William Jewell College, and her Masters Degree in Humanities Education from Drury University Ms. Luxton received her Specialist Degree in Online Education from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ms. Luxton’s mentor in the field of debate is in the National Speech Hall of Fame and has had some of the top debaters in the country on his teams. Ms. Luxton’s students have gone on to join this outstanding debate team. She has also judged debaters up through the Regional Finals level, the winners of which move on to Nationals.

About the Class:

Level 1 – Public Forum Debate.

This course is designed to

  • teach students to make an intelligent and valid argument using pathos, logos, and ethos;
  • teach students proper research techniques;
  • help students understand the concept of bias;
  • help students develop good writing skills;
  • give students confidence in public speaking.

Each of these skills will help the student be more successful in every area of life.

Students will write constructive speeches, rebuttals, etc. as part of their ongoing homework in preparation for a practice debate.

Students will record audio and/or video evidence of their learning.

Syllabus for Level 1:

  • Session 1 The Resolution, Research, Collecting Evidence
  • Session 2 Argumentation, Case Writing
  • Session 3 Constructive Speeches
  • Session 4 Flowing the Round, Cross-Fire
  • Session 5 Refutation and Rebuttal, Final Focus
  • Session 6 Delivery, Grand Cross-Fire
  • Session 7 Debate Times and Order, Tournament Etiquette
  • Session 8 Practice Round

### Time offered for North American Students

Program length: 8 sessions and each session is {60} minutes.


Program Cost for Level 1: $320

Payment Instructions:

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As this is the debate class, we will need to know more information about your student so that Ms. Luxton can match your student with the right debate partner. Please take 1 minute to fill out the form as well.

After payment is processed, you will be automatically invited to Ms. Luxton’s Class Forum.

The class will be in Zoom. Our class materials and Zoom ID will be published in the Class Forum by Ms. Luxton.

FAQ: How will Ms. Luxton handle the different ages of her students?

Here is Ms. Luxton’s answer regarding students’ age:

“As long as every student is starting from the same place, it works out pretty well. Again, parents should remember this is a learning experience - not a full-on competition experience. In a real-life debate competition, the age ranges are split up so that younger children do not compete against seniors in high school. For a learning experience, it really is not a problem for competing and it can actually be a better learning experience for both of them.”

Minimum Student number to start the class: 2

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Thank you and you will have so much fun with this amazing program!

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New Time added for students in Asia - Level 2:

Time offered to students in Asia

Program length: 8 sessions and each session is {60} minutes.

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