I’ve published a number of posts about notable commencement addresses, and thought I’d bring them altogether here.
I was prompted to do so by Vox’s great post today sharing their picks for The 21 greatest graduation speeches of the last 50 years.
Here are my posts (let me know what Vox and I are missing):
Animated Video: George Saunders’ Commencement Speech On “The Importance of Kindness”
Video: “George Saunders Commencement Speech 2013″
Excellent Commencement Address On Failure By Atul Gawande
Quote Of The Day: “It’s Harder To Be Kind Than Clever”
Quote Of The Day: “The Satisfaction Of Teaching…”
President Obama On Perseverance
“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity”
“You’re Never Going To Keep Me Down”
How I’ll Use Part Of The President’s Kalamazoo Speech
And here’s a piece from The Washington Post: The funniest commencement speeches.
Charlie Day’s Commencement Speech Is the Only One You Need to Hear is from Slate.
What We Learned From The Best Commencement Speeches Ever is from NPR and includes a data base of 300 of them.
The Greatest Commencement Speech Ever is from The Washington Post.
Commencement Mashup: The Speech In Eight Easy Steps is from NPR.
Anatomy Of A Great Commencement Speech is from NPR.
Commencement 2014 | Things to Read, Watch, Debate, Teach and Learn is from The New York Times Learning Network.
John Lewis: “You Must Find A Way To Get In Trouble”
The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever is from NPR.
President Obama Provides Great Analysis Of Key Community Organizing Adage: Do You Want To Be Right, Or Effective?
The Best Commencement Speeches of 2016 So Far
The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech
What Makes a Good Commencement Speech? Lessons From the Best Ones Ever is from NBC.
Atul Gawande On “A Mistrust Of Science”
Video: Best Eighth Grade Graduation Speech Ever!
Video: Chadwick Boseman’s Commencement At Howard University
Video: John Lewis Commencement Speech At Boston University
Video: “Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses Harvard’s Class of 2018”
Video: Author Jason Reynolds Commencement Speech At Lesley University
Your Graduation Speeches in 50 Words is from The NY Times.
The year’s best US commencement speeches: from Hillary Clinton to Chance the Rapper is from The Guardian.
Mr. Rogers’ commencement speech at Dartmouth is exactly what we need right now pic.twitter.com/tl59szEZ4Q
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 3, 2018
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A STUDENT ACTIVITY TO CLOSE THE YEAR, PRESIDENT OBAMA JUST GAVE US ALL ONE
VIDEO: BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA’S COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES TODAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Video: I Think Every Educator Could Benefit From Watching This Short Stacey Abrams Address On Teachers