1. NYCUDL sweep this weekend! Shout Out to the NYCUDL schools at the Beacon MHL Debate Tournament! Bronx Law, Brooklyn Tech, Benjamin Banneker, Institute for Collaborative Education. Benjamin Banneker and Brooklyn Tech together took nearly all the top five awards in every division – Novice Policy Debate and Junior Varsity Policy Debate! Incredible! Benjamin Banneker took 1st Place Best Team in Novice Policy and 1st Place Best Team in Junior Varsity Policy! Beating out top high schools in the city and state and the entire Jersey urban Debate League! Wow! Overall, every bracket was dominated by NYCUDL teams. And so incredible turn out by everyone! Congratulations!
2. Space Movie Premier Tonight! The first book I read in teaching was “Smile as Big as the Moon” about a special ed class of students who went to Space Camp and in a competition beat the gifted students. Well, the Disney movie premiers tonight (See the email below!)
3. Newark Tournament this Weekend! Go to www.tabroom.com to register. There is a $10 fee per UDL team but it does cover lunch. Some schools are doing hotels, other teams are commuting. Email me if you have any questions about Newark.
4. After School Debate League Reminder! Fantastic turnout last week for our January tournament with 22 middle school teams, 44 debaters, 15 student judges, and 3 new schools! We will open up a high school division for the January topic if interest. Date and location to be announced soon. The topic will be on school lunch reform. Email me for more information!