Grades 6, 7 & 8
Blending complex topics with fun...
Our Biggles program cultivates key skills like: public speaking, values formation, empathy, and perspective-taking in a friendly, inclusive environment. We learn how to take positions, understand others, and communicate constructively. But we also have fun...
We role play, engage in absurd scenarios, and stretch our minds by delving into topics like human rights, party politics, free speech, and much more. Led by college-aged instructors your child will have a blast and you'll notice real growth. (Scroll down to learn more)
DiF Biggles - Highlights:
60 Minute Zoom Classes
Variety of Class Types:
DiF Minis - one, two, and three day classes
DiF Multi-Week - once/twice a week - multiple weeks
Summer Camps - In-Person in Chicago & Virtual Zoom
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Enthusiastic College Student Teachers
Safe and Inclusive Environment
Parent Emails with Progress Updates
Fun Games Like:
"United We Stand,"Stand Up, Speak Up" "Forensic Science"
Once or Twice
6 to 8
Friends per Class
Upcoming Biggles Classes
With our DiF Biggles groups we emphasize play-based learning, but really amp up the sophistication of the topics we explore and the developmental objectives we target. We’ll teach your child how to effectively form and share opinions while emphasizing the importance of empathy and active listening to others’ views. While debate-based games serve as our conversation container, we’re not aiming to create debaters. Our emphasis is on helping your child build lifelong developmental skills that matter.
Our one and two day classes - the DiF Minis - give your child bite-sized, age appropriate topics like entrepreneurship, party politics, and human rights while employing important problem-solving skills like empathy and self-awareness. Our Multi-Week classes layer in more skills to meet more developmental milestones, and the weekly consistency really pays dividends you’ll notice. Either way, we have a class for your Biggle.
While all our classes are Virtual (for now!), our teachers are phenomenal at keeping kids focused while having fun. We’ll take breaks when needed and we’ll prove that Zoom Fatigue can be slayed! At Debate it Forward, we adamantly believe that it’s never too early to ‘learn how to learn,’ and we’d love to have the chance to work and play with your child.
The Games We Play & What We Learn Together
If Pricing is a Concern...
Here are two ways to meet you where you are!
The DiF-Ferral Program
You tell a friend about DIF, and let them know you’ll both get a discount if they sign up. When they insert your name on our registration form, we’ll issue you both a discount. And the more people that reference you, the more you save:
Refer 1-3 Friends - You'll get a 50% discount and your referrals will each receive a 20% discount.
Refer 4+ Friends - You'll get a 100% (full) discount and your referrals will each receive a 20% discount.
Flexible Pricing Deposit - Our Flexible Pricing program allows parents who have difficulty paying full price to pay what they can. This Deposit option allows you to make a small down payment to secure your child’s spot in your selected DiF program. We’ll then follow up with you to discuss your need, validate it, and then work out what you’re able to pay.