February 26, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
February 26, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Don't miss the latest news below as we gear up for one of our biggest days of the year!

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Speech and Debate  

NSDA alumna (class of 1966) and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren shares how the skills she learned from speech and debate serve her as a Senator in the video below.
Thank you for the incredible work you do every day to provide students with access to speech and debate. We're thrilled to celebrate you on National Speech and Debate Education Day this Friday, March 1

NSDA Board Meeting Agenda

The NSDA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on March 4. It is important to the Board that NSDA coaches are aware of both the governance and competition/rule issues that will be addressed. Additionally, they want to facilitate Board level access for members to ask questions and offer comments regarding these agenda items and/or other issues during the year. Please feel free to email any comments or questions to board@speechanddebate.org. Feedback will be compiled and presented to the Board for consideration. Meeting minutes will be published in the April/May issue of RostrumRead the agenda »

Inclusive Tournament Checklist 

We strive to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to make your tournaments a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for all. Use our inclusive tournament checklist as a starting point to measure your inclusion efforts or plan for the future!

Speech and Debate Posters Featuring Your Students? 

Have you seen our poster series for Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month? Now you can make your own posters under our We Are Speech And Debate branding featuring current students, coaches, or alumni from your program! Download the template here and follow the instructions to start creating.

Free Impromptu Prompts 

Have you checked out our resources for Black History Month yet? You can download five sets of themed Impromptu prompts to help students prepare for competition! Plus, now is the time to access themed Extemp questions, Congress bills, and a literature collection for Interp pieces. View all resources »

There's Something for Everyone at the NSDA National Conference!

We hope you can join us at the NSDA National Conference this August in Colorado Springs! Whether you're a beginner coach, a veteran, or somewhere in between, there's something for everyone. Sessions will cover script analysis for elementary school students, understanding bias and embracing diversity in classrooms, developing and sustaining teams in rural communities, mindfulness tools, leveraging community support, and so much more! Check out session details, register to attend, or snag a virtual pass at www.speechanddebate.org/conferences
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