After many hours of study, preparation, and practice, students will be ready to compete in front of an audience- you, the judge!
Judges play a very important role in the process. To judge, you will listen to the debate, pick a winner, and share constructive feedback. You will do this by remaining impartial, keeping track of times, and scoring students on their overall “debate story.”
As a judge, your primary job is to help guide and facilitate students’ learning. Along with providing commentary and scoring the debate, you are asked to be a role model, educator, and a caring adult in the room. Avoiding biases and celebrating growth is key to the student’s experience as a whole! Our training resources will help you become a positive force for students’ development.