30 October 2008
Chosen to develop students patience in themselves and trust in their partners, and ultimately for debating, the warm-up consumed the entire forty-five minute elective period. Some groups were self-possessed. Others committed hysterical bloopers, yet others madlibs.
Descriptions included ball; city; pink; Saturday; car; Korea; dog; yes; Jang Han-su; chemistry; principal; coffee; computer; Samsung; thumb; rain; Toyota; Yeoju; king; Vietnam; apartment; Alex; sexy; crazy; handsome; France; sword; theater.
29 October 2008
The entry poll suggested that four were for (Y) and seven were against (N) the measure.
Summary of the minutes are as follows: (Y) it must pass, it is not only a rule but a law; (Y) smoking is disruptive; (N) secondhand smoking should be severely punished, but not firsthand smoking at school. Positive countered, since when is it okay to smoke alone at school? Negative countered, smoking can never be eradicated; (Y) Regardless, firsthand smoking can still secondhand affect students; (N) the school should construct a school smoking zone (SSZ) to contain smokers; (Y) a special smoking area will encourage more students to join this smoking room! (Y) That is not the issue, smoking cannot be allowed to be on school grounds.
The exit poll suggested that five were for and six were against the measure. The resolution did not pass.
27 October 2008
Debating includes but is not limited to public speaking, teamwork/cooperation, research, abstract thinking, analytical thinking, citizenship/ethics, cross-examination, point of view, distinguishing fact from opinion, identification of bias, organization of information, persuasion (Sunda 2006).
Last year's debate club reached the semi-finals thanks to the dedication of Mr. Ian Baddon and Ms. Yu Yoon-jeong.
Hello~! I am Bae Jun-han of class 1-7, former class president, and student of Bundang High School. Because I think I am outgoing, I don't want students to hesitate speaking with me anytime! I love to play sports--especially basketball--with friends, and listen to music.
I want to be a diplomat when I grow up. To be one, I suppose foreign languages, for example English, are necessary to master. Good human relationships are necessary, too. Through this debating class, I will learn a lot about English and I trust every student in the class will make a good effort.
I hope to learn a lot to be a good diplomat, and make good relationships with friends . Thank you.
I like talking, as do others, but sometimes I am afraid to be around new people. I am trying hard to be friendly with those I see for the first time. I love piano and sushi. I cannot eat cucumbers well. Though last semester I took debating with teacher Ian Baddon, I am not good at it. I am sure there are some students whose debating personalities are confident. Regardless, I will try hard to keep up.
Au revoir~ ^^