Lesson 2.8

Effectively Moderating Debate & Discourse

Dive into this topic by watching the video, followed by key explanations and exercises below:

Key Concepts:

  • A debate moderator (or responsible debater)’s job is to make sure the following happens:

    1. Make sure everyone in the debate fully participates. (Or else why did you invite them?)

    2. Gently enforce the rules of good debate (see Lesson 2.6).

    3. Gently call out derailing behavior and reset the debate.

    4. We’ll go over these kinds of behaviors and how to deal with them in the next few lessons!