June 1, 2008

Best Commencement Speech Ever







Margaret Edson, classroom teacher and author of Wit, speaking to the graduating class of Smith College here. It's the best reflection on teaching I've heard in a while. Please share it with the teachers in your life.

2 comments:

kiri8 said...

Oh, thank you! I went to Smith, and was WISHING I could be there to hear her. How wonderful that there is such a thing as a Pulitzer Prize-winning kindergarten teacher! I hadn't thought to look up her speech, so thanks for the link. (By the way, the year I graduated, it was John Kenneth Galbraith. He was dull, dull, dull, and at one point said something about how we would probably just end up getting married.)

Teacherninja said...

Thanks, she really is all that. "Stop, drop and roll!" Tee hee.