Presentations from the conference

May 21-22, 2016

Starting and Sustaining a Middle School Debate Program


Best Coaching Practices for Managing Risk and Liability

Coaches Staying out of Court 101

What could possibly go wrong?

Confronting Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In Debate


Video of presentation.

Tournament Management Best Practices



Video of presentation on YouTube.

Google slide presentation.


Debate Curriculum

Novice Policy Curriculum

LD curriculum

Coaching Student Mindset

Presentation Powerpoint

Free resources link

(Further on the methodology of the praise study (a question raised during the presentation): Praise Study link:

"We've studied the effects of this kind of praise in children as young as 4 years old and as old as adolescence, in students in inner-city and rural settings, and in students of different ethnicities—and we've consistently found the same thing (Cimpian, Arce, Markman, & Dweck, 2007; Kamins & Dweck, 1999; Mueller & Dweck, 1998): Praising students' intelligence gives them a short burst of pride, followed by a long string of negative consequences."

 -Carol Dweck)

Praise Research Study Citation: 

Mueller, C. M., & Dweck, C. S. (1998). Intelligence praise can undermine motivation and performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 33–52.

Intro to WOrld Schools Debate


What I Wish They Told Me When I First Started Coaching