Weekly Coach Newsletter - February 25, 2020
Weekly Coach Newsletter - February 25, 2020

Check out what's new this week, Coach!

Revitalize Your Team with a DIY Escape Room 

Escape rooms promote active, student-centered learning, reveal team dynamics and hidden strengths, and encourage teamwork. Read how NSDA coaches Dan and Becky Hansen converted a classroom to an escape room to help build skills and teams in the latest issue of Rostrum and check out accompanying resources to help you do the same! 
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Share Your Perspective on Public Forum Rules

In 2019, the Board of Directors voted to pilot new speech times and revised language surrounding Grand Crossfire and paraphrasing in PF. We are collecting coach feedback on these pilot rules to assist the Board in determining whether these rules have been beneficial for the community. To weigh in, please visit NSDA Connect, select Coaching Central, and choose the PF Rules thread. 

Going Cross-Curricular: Bringing Speech and Debate to English and Social Studies Classrooms

Check out six ways to enrich your English or Social Studies classroom with a performance, debate, or discussion. Do you have an idea for a cross-curricular activity? Email us to share your expertise with our community!

Diversity and Inclusion Competitive Event Resources

Are you looking for resources to advance your commitment to diversity and inclusion across all of your events? You now can find all of our diversity and inclusion focused Extemp questions, Impromptu prompts, and Congress legislation all in one place! To view competitive resources and more, visit www.speechanddebate.org/inclusion.

Coach, Student, and Administrator Awards

Nominations are now open for all of our district to national awards! Each winner of the following district awards is automatically entered into the running for the national-level award when reported by your district chair.
District chairs, be sure to report your winners by April 16 for national award consideration.
Nominations are also open for the following middle school national awards! All entries are automatically considered for the national award. 

The Countdown to Speech and Debate's Biggest Day

On Friday, March 6, we celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day and the life-changing skills you and thousands of other coaches have taught students through this activity. Don't miss your last chance to schedule one of our special thank you messages to appear in a coach or administrator's email inbox on March 6! 
Celebrating Speech & Debate. We Are Speech & Debate. National Speech and Debate Education Day. March 6, 2020.

U.S. Foreign Policy Forums

Join the Council on Foreign Relations for U.S. Foreign Policy Forums, a series of in-depth, nonpartisan conversations on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national interest and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world. Registration is free and open to all. Each event will be livestreamed.
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