March 12, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
March 12, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Below we share the latest news and resources from the speech and debate world. 

Resource Roundup

Extemp Questions » New practice questions for United States and International Extemp are now available for members! Questions cover abolishing the debt ceiling, mental health of students, President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, and more. 
World Schools Debate » Members can access ten new World Schools Motions from the Global Debate Symposium. Practice with sample motions including humanitarian assistance to Venezuela, the Green New Deal, and abolishing juries in all criminal trials.  

Celebrating Women's History Month 

We're sharing alumni testimonials for Women's History Month on our social media pages all month! Use the links below to follow along and then be sure to check out a profile on the first all-female NSDA Policy champions or read up on student-led efforts to address gender inequality in the latest issue of Rostrum
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Spread the Word to Alumni

Alumni from your program can keep in touch with the speech and debate world by signing up for one of our two alumni lists! Subscribers receive quarterly information about National Tournament results, livestreams, special events, and more. Please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested! 

Tips for National Tournament Attendees

Headed to the National Tournament in Dallas? Check our our FAQ from the latest issue of Rostrum for tips on what to pack, when to arrive, how to get around, and more!  

National Conference Session Spotlight 

We hope you can join us at the NSDA National Conference this August in Colorado Springs. Check out a session spotlight below and visit to register to attend or snag a virtual pass! 
Developing Voices and Leaders: Hints for Teaching, Coaching, Surviving, and Thriving
Presenter: Marti Benham, Cherry Creek High School, CO
This session will examine methods to recruit and retain students, empower them to find their voice, and develop them as leaders. Some of these methods include classroom activities, student leader selection processes, tournament hosting, student mentoring, and student recognition. Bring your concerns and your ideas! This will be an interactive session where you can exchange ideas with others. 
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