Tagged: graduation

Commencement. Commencing What?

Tomorrow my students are graduating with their B.Ed. There will be the usual big ceremony, the speeches, the dinner and so on and so on….. Each year over and over like a giant gristmill. I’m happy with my students. So happy. Also very proud of...

Free TEFL Course

I’ve long had the idea that there should be a very basic, low cost, online course for TESOL. For teachers around the world who need to think again about their teaching or especially for new teachers heading abroad without much idea of how to teach...

My Favorite Graduation Speech

It’s that time of year – graduation! Full of commencement addresses and speeches. I’ve got to give my share and I’m always reminded of this time of year by the traffic level hitting this one post; Graduation Speech. For those who haven’t seen it, I’d...

Teaching is ….

This is an abridged version of my closing graduation speech I recently gave (and blogged about) where I work. Words to those entering the teaching profession. Something more heartfelt and personal. Sorry for the bad audio but I did this in one take and without...

The #1 ….. (non academic speech on education)

The #1 ….. (non academic speech on education)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Bill Cosby’s Carnegie Mellon Commencement Address. Here it is below. It is beyond comment. Just listen. Perfect delivery, even students of higher levels can follow and understand. The message is immortal and I listen...

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