Preach Pacing

Young and old alike can be impatient. Kids who think they know it all want to start out with the more complicated material. They may get burnt out on learning … Continue →

Emphasize Personal Records

Beginners may feel left in the dust when playing with advanced opponents, so make sure that your students set goals for themselves and focus on their own scores and not … Continue →

Practicing Presidents

At some point in Presidents preparation, actual tournament questions in 6-4-2 point format should be used to give players an idea of how the competition will proceed. However, each question … Continue →

Reward Improvement

Younger students, especially, need encouragement to feel welcome and accepted. Recognizing even simple accomplishments, like improving a Propaganda or Presidents score or solving a really difficult Goal in Equations, can … Continue →

"Rapid Fire" Equations

“Rapid Fire” Equations is a form of the game that allows players to write more Solutions during a practice session. Follow this procedure: Determine who sets the first Goal, as … Continue →

Start Slowly but Surely

Even high school students can be completely unaware of the many rules of On-Sets, Equations, and LinguiSHTIK, so reviewing the basic rules first can be beneficial to advanced players and … Continue →

Open Up Your Program

Be inclusive to anyone who wants to play. Limiting the number of students who can play for a school may sometimes be necessary for league play. On the other hand, … Continue →

Compete Against Your Players

Don’t forget in all of your teaching and coaching to play matches against your students–top players and beginners. It gives you the opportunity not only to see what they know, … Continue →

Teach By Example

Show your excitement and love of the games to your students. Try to improve their skills, while at the same time learning from their successes and failures to help your … Continue →

Determining Teams

Determining who will be on what team for league play in any game can be difficult when you have more than five players in a division. Competition for the five … Continue →