I’m a science writer, author (www.jenapincott.com), and the mom of two feisty girls. A couple years ago, when my elder daughter first expressed interest in debate, I’d search for topics in books and the Web but found them either too dry (academic “task cards”), too silly, or too adult.
What I sought — but could not find — are prompts and starters that are provocative, reflective, and serious fun. If that weren’t enough, I also wanted them in a hands-on, flippable format — no screens! A format that’s easily accessible in every way.
After a little experimentation, we found the fan deck is the obvious best choice, and with it the name “Deep Think Decks.” We chose the octopus as our logo. After all, cephalopods live in deep depths, have a long reach, and are super-smart. - Jena