The close of this year is a reflective time for me because I feel I have completed the most successful year in my nearly 20 years of publishing. And if you're into speech and debate, wait till you … [Read more...] about The Ship That Turned in 2016
Blue Book and Red Book come with 2016-17 cases and briefs right now. How is that possible when the resolutions don't release till later (for most leagues)? By the magic of the new sourcebooks, that's … [Read more...] about New Debate Cases and Briefs Available Now!
In the past couple of years, I've put my ministry (Training Minds) on hold to instead focus on my publishing business (Monument Publishing). I have several good reasons for doing so, but I haven't … [Read more...] about I Teach Debate, Not Agendas
Debate is an academic activity that many think is complicated. People think only "really smart" kids do it, and teachers or coaches must be "experts." At least that was a conversation I had with an … [Read more...] about Expert Coaches Need Sourcebooks, too
Many parents and teachers inquire about a "non-competitive" debate curriculum. They want to teach the fundamentals of argumentation and debate, but they don't want to put all their efforts into … [Read more...] about Non-competitive Debate
Debate teaches this most valuable skill: research. "Let the research guide you," Vance Trefethen says in the new Blue Book. Consider it "the Force" in debate. There is even a "light" and a "dark" side … [Read more...] about Let the Research Guide You