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Curricular Components 3: All Things Elective

This third installment of our ‘Curricular Components’ miniseries will be dedicated to the ‘elective’ features of VBI curriculum. I will first give a brief overview to the ‘elective’ elements of our curriculum, second discuss the values of electivity, and third present some problems the curriculum staff has considered with electives as well as what solutions we […]

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Academic Articles 1: Student Teaching

Seneca, in his Moral Letters to Lucilius gives the following advice: “Associate with those who will make a better man of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve. The process is mutual; for men learn while they teach.” This is one of many passages where Seneca displays his stoic sense. And science has backed […]

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Curricular Components 2: Mentorship

Today we’re continuing our ‘Curricular Components’ miniseries within the Curriculum Corner (I blame Marshall for the unnecessary alliteration). This is where we provide an in-depth look at the various elements of VBI’s programming. As Marshall mentioned in the first post, this is not just a description of the individual curricular elements. We will also be […]

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Evan Engel Wins the Dukes and Bailey Cup

Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Evan Engel for winning the 2017 Dukes and Bailey Cup. The Dukes and Bailey Cup is given annually to the Lincoln Douglas debater attending the NDCA National Tournament who has accumulated the highest qualifying point total in his or her top five tournament placements during the year.  NDCA qualifying points are calculated […]

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Shruthi Krishnan Wins NDCA

Congratulations to Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan for winning the 2017 National Debate Coaches Association National Championships. In finals, Shruthi defeated Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec on a 3-0 decision (Phillips, James, Amestoy). Congratulations to Shruthi for also being top speaker. Full pairings and results and be found here. Photo Credits: Monica Amestoy

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Blake Wins NDCA

Congratulations to The Blake School’s Elisa Lopez and Eva Motolinia for winning the 2017 National Debate Coaches Association National Championship in PF. In finals, Blake defeated Fairmont Prep’s Austin Kim and Gurveer Singh on a 3-0 decision (Miller, Kaczmarek, Garrett). Peter Lawrence from Lexington is this year’s Top Speaker. Congratulations to all! Full results can […]

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