Why You Should Subscribe to Training Minds Podcast

Like no other podcasts since its inception, Episodes 43-45 set competitors up for the year of competition. Let me explain why, and better yet, why you will want to subscribe to its email reminders.

Subscribe to the Training Minds Podcast at www.trainingminds.org/podcast.

August 1 is the big release date for Monument Publishing’s seven sourcebooks. These are my company’s bestselling sourcebooks with champion speakers, debaters and coaches working rigorously this summer to bring together the best content available for NCFCA and Stoa competitors nationwide.

Dominant Design of Speech and Debate

The following is taken from Monument Publishing’s Ironman Curriculum, a curriculum I help rewrite every year with my team of writers and coaches. It is due for release August 1, 2015. Click here to preview lesson plans and syllabi.

I believe we have a dominant design for modern education. I’m a home school dad, but my roots are in public education (my undergraduate work is in secondary English education). But the lines have blurred quite a bit in today’s educational market. Home education, charter education, private education, online education, and public education all are trying to embrace the best educational model for growing kids.

NITOC 2012

Picture taken during the final round at NITOC 2012.

Debaters in Prison

Washington State University debate students went into Coyote Ridge Corrections Center and taught these prisoners parli debate. EVERY DEBATER I KNOW should watch and share this video and realize the power of the activity that they are trained.

“The walls that keep us out also keep people from coming in…Maybe breaking down those walls, allowing ideas to flow back and forth, not punishing them by denying their own humanity to be able to converse. Being tough on crime cannot just mean that we lock people away for 10, 20 or 30 years, it has to mean that we take responsibility for the fact that they are coming back to our communities.”

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