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by TeacherJonB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Help Me Justify a Quizbowl Class?
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

Re: Help Me Justify a Quizbowl Class?

I don't know if this would help, but a possible practical argument you could make is that having the students practice during school hours could cut down on hours spent in after-school practice. (Assuming, of course, that you hold after-school practices). One would think that would be attractive to...
by TeacherJonB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Help Me Justify a Quizbowl Class?
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

Help Me Justify a Quizbowl Class?

Howdy! I'm fortunate to be in a school that already has a quizbowl team, so I'm not looking for help establishing one. What I'm needing is help with a proposal to justify having a class period set aside for quizbowl (and maybe other academic competitions). Right now, my main argument is that athleti...
by TeacherJonB
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)
Replies: 11
Views: 9962

Re: science championship

Are the school qualifier questions going to be multiple choice or short answer? Would hate for someone to not qualify because they were a bad speller... Also, since the first qualifying test would have to be done at school and current 9th graders are allowed to compete, are 10-12th graders allowed t...
by TeacherJonB
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 4766

Re: New Team Problems

(How much time is needed to be considered resurrecting an old thread?) To vary up your practices, try playing Trivial Pursuit, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, or other such board games. Jeopardy now has a season on Netflix, and you can probably find episodes online other places as well - have...
by TeacherJonB
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Transportation/Budget issues (new coach)
Replies: 0
Views: 4094

Transportation/Budget issues (new coach)

Howdy! New coach of a somewhat-established team. There was an *incident* about a month ago in another city here in Texas involving a teacher and a student in the teacher's car. Now there's a moratorium in our district on any unofficial transportation of students, even with signed release forms. My t...