A day in the life of… Radosław Czekan
A rare beast in the Polish education system, this teacher is paid to hone students’ rhetorical abilities, and enjoys seeing reluctant speech-makers finding their voices
Even in 2018, you can still meet people around the world who believe that polar bears regularly walk Polish streets. Obviously, this is a misconception – polar bears are only present in zoos, where students get to see them from time to time. However, even more exotic creatures do exist here, which most students never get to see: rhetoric teachers. I am one of those teachers.
Despite having graduated in law, I knew quite early on that I wanted to dedicate my career to teaching how to debate. Unfortunately, this subject does not exist in the Polish education system, which is focused ...