STAY CALM AND STAY FOCUSED!

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! Spelling bees are notorious for their stress, rattling the nerves of spellers and audience members alike. Interspersed in the grueling pressure of bees are the occasional hilarious and spontaneous events that break the tension. One of the funniest and most memorable moments in bee history occurred in 2008, when eventual Scripps champion Sameer Mishra received the word numnah in round 8. Watch the video to see what happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjzrNWPul9E Pretty amusing, right? I know everyone in the auditorium appreciated…

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THE #1 RESPONSIBILITY OF A SPELLER

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! As bee season ramps up, and spellers begin to be tested on their linguistic prowess, it is good to dwell on the most important responsibility of a speller. Many spellers would half-jokingly say that the most important responsibility of a speller would be to spell the word right. That's certainly a great responsibility...after all, this is what spelling bees are all about, right? Learn about words, ideally be able to use them in conversation or writing, and most…

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