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October 1, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
October 1, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Check out the latest new and resources from our community below! 

Speech and Debate Decor for Classrooms and Tournaments

Road to Premier Distinction » When your students become NSDA members, they embark down the road to Premier Distinction, the highest degree level in our Honor Society. Download a free poster to inspire your team members with the milestones they can achieve along the way! 
Honor Code Banner » Some coaches hang a large Honor Code banner in their classrooms or even have their team sign it to reaffirm the tenets. If you have access to a copier that does large prints, check that out here. 
Themed Quote Posters » Download testimonial-style posters for Hispanic Heritage MonthBlack History Month, and Pride Month or create posters featuring members of your team with our free template. Larger scale versions are available for purchase as a set through the NSDA Store. 
Coach Roster Cleanup » Advisors, please take a moment to clean up your roster! Anyone with a blue toggle under Active is considered a current coach. Please visit your School Roster and mark any coaches not currently working with your program as inactive. 

Safe Tournament Resources

Here are some steps you can take to help ensure your next tournament is a safe and welcoming environment for all students!

The Value of Mentorship

Hall of Fame coach Pauline Carochi shares what she's learned about mentorship over the last 40 years in the latest issue of Rostrum.

Celebrating LGBT History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month

LGBT History Month » October is LGBT History Month! Check out classroom and tournament resources here.
Hispanic Heritage Month » National Hispanic Heritage Month continues through October 15! Now is the time to utilize our poster series, themed Extemp, Congress, and Impromptu resources, a literature collection, and more at 

Event Spotlight: Big Questions Debate

In Big Questions Debate students grapple with complex worldview questions regarding the intersection of science and philosophy. The 2019-2020 resolution is Resolved: Objective morality exists.
What's unique about Big Questions? Students can compete as individuals or as a team, meaning rounds can berounds can be one vs. one, two vs. two, or one vs. two!
The format is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. NSDA member schools may also earn funding by hosting a Big Questions event. Apply now! Big Questions Debate events are almost full for the 2019-2020 school year!
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