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Teaching Interpers About Theme
It's crucial for interpers to understand theme as they approach their cuttings. A simple way to give students practice identifying themes is to analyze animated shorts. Using both class discussion and small group work, students can watch the shorts Dust Buddies, Runaway, or a video of your choosing and discuss their thoughts on the theme(s). This activity is included in lesson 4 of both the high school and middle school Start Here lesson plans for Interp.
Earn Recognition for Your Service
Coaches who perform service for the NSDA, such as hosting tournaments or recruiting or sponsoring new schools, earn service citations. As you enter citations digitally, you work toward Distinguished Service Awards, which honor coaches using their skills to serve others. Learn more or add citations today!
Register: Meetup for After-School Coaches
Do you run an after-school speech and debate team? You're invited to our After-School Coaches Meetup! Join coaches of programs like yours for informal online connection and strategy sharing this Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
Students and coaches can enroll in our free NSDA Learn course to learn to explain and identify types of kritikal arguments, as well as respond to them in round with little preparation by attacking their framework, utilizing turns, indicting the alternative, making permutations, and more. This course also offers an overview of how to run a K. Enroll or share the course »
Video: How to Cut a Card with Verbatim
This video demonstrates how to use Verbatim, a free, open-source platform for paperless debate, built as a template for Microsoft Word.
While Verbatim saves time, the formatting of cards in this video can also be achieved through more manual adjustment of font size, format, and spacing in any word processor.
Let Your Students Know They Can Join Our Alumni Community
As you nurture the talents of your current speech and debate students, don’t forget that our alumni community is a valuable resource for you and your team. Encourage your 2024 graduating seniors and recent graduates to join our alumni network so they can stay connected, access valuable resources, and give back. Download our alumni membership flyer and share it with your recent grads »
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