Have you ever been asked that question? It’s an odd question but one that high school debaters regularly ask their judges before a debate round. The first time a competitor asked me about my paradigm before a round, I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about. “My paradigm? Uhhh . . . ” … Continue reading What is your paradigm?
I judged a round of Original Oratory yesterday morning at the National Forensics Tournament here in Dallas. No, this is not a tournament as to who can fingerprint the fastest á la CSI but rather a tournament that brings together the best high school speakers and debaters across the country to compete in a variety … Continue reading Thinking teens exist . . . we are not doomed