I launched a fun campaign this morning for Training Minds, the 501(c)3 our family operates. I thought perhaps you’d like to join in. The top prize is a $50 gift certificate to Monument Publishing – my publishing company that prints all our books – so I figured you’d like to be included. Even if you’re not part of the speech and debate community, add your #10 suggestion on this list and you’ll be entered for a give-away to be announced on Monday.
Top 10 Ideas to Kick Off Your School Year
- Schedule your school days to fit in specific speech and debate time. Try to fit it in everyday, even if it is just reading up on current events.
- Get connected with a local club. If there isn’t one in your area, consider starting one with some friends. Here’s a curriculum you could use.
- Bring your enthusiasm to your homeschool circle of friends, like co-ops or church. They’ll catch the excitement, and your community will grow.
- Have an Open House to bring in people you don’t know. Our club’s Open House is tonight. Check out the details here. If you’re near Monument, Colorado, come on over!
- Set up a computer hub at home: a personal Gmail account, Calendar, document cloud, personal bookmarks in Chrome or Firefox, etc. Get set up to learn.
- Order or preorder the sourcebooks you need. Here’s a webpage that explains your options. Several deals expire at the end of this month.
- Check out the calendars for next year’s competitions and get them on your personal calendar. See Stoa and NCFCA calendars.
- Sign up for a speech and/or debate camp. Here’s our last one, in Orlando in October. It’d be great to have you there!
- Forward this information to your clubmates and homeschool friends in an email.
Can you think of a #10? Follow the instructions on this page and get your entry in. I’ll announce on Monday the winners. Have fun!