Hear from Coaches

“As a coach, I’ve sent dozens of students to summer institutes. The students who go to DDI return with a strong sense of debate strategy, one of the hardest things to teach. The lab format encourages deep discussions of arguments and higher-level strategy rather than a reliance on blocks or camp-wide approaches to particular cases. The elective structure also allows coaches and students to tailor the curriculum to best develop strong debaters with balanced skills.”
– Maggie Berthiaume, Dir. of Debate at Woodward Academy (GA)

I have been sending students to DDW and DDI for the last 20 years and have never been disappointed. The size of the institute is just the right size for every student to receive individual instruction and attention from the lab leaders. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and my students have always come home vastly improved. I would recommend Dartmouth to any coach with students who want to work and are willing to learn.”
– Glenda Ferguson, Dir of Debate at Coppell High School (TX)