Watch out High schoolers!
Over the course of each academic year, NIS has been organizing debates to allow students to practice their critical thinking and public speaking skills.
I am really proud of the outcomes of the previous debates that I’ve held for the seniors. They’ve done a great job expressing themselves and their opinions. It’s always interesting to see the challenges they throw upon each other and how they react respectfully to the topics. The Quarter 1 debates went exceptionally well. Though I know these debates may be a little challenging, I like to always provide them with real life disputes so that I can make certain they are well prepared for any real challenges they face in their upcoming years in college,” said Mr. Gaber.
Students are randomly assigned to one position of the selected controversial issue at hand.
Mr. Manny, a favorite teacher at NIS —(are we even allowed to have favorites? oh well, he’s one of them, anyway back to the topic)— who is known to raise the most controversial topics, attentively holds student debates, biannually, that are specifically structured to promote preparedness, and provide students with the education tackling how to defend or oppose important topics as a technique to help students within and beyond the school.
Mr. Manny assigned the 12th graders a very exciting topic for their Quarter 1 project which has definitely been one of the highlights of the school’s public speaking projects. The Seniors fought to defend and oppose the sacrifice of civil liberties for security until they successfully and finally surrendered and agreed to disagree. We were all very proud. [You should be, too]
Everyone looks forward to Mr. Manny’s debates because they never fail to entertain us. All eyes are on the exciting upcoming debate topics revolving around the MUN which we are told will take place in Quarter 3.
This is not only great news for the whole high school, but the best for 11th graders, because they are finally welcome to participate and they cannot wait to be a part of the event. Students get to escape their bubbles and create the most memorable experiences.
A kind word of caution to all you readers: The 11th graders are coming and bringing their “A” Game. So sit back, grab the popcorn, and keep your seat belts fastened at all times because the debates are are going to be on FIRE!