Today, the senior class started their final assignment for the year: Last Lecture. Modeled after the Randy Pausch speech from 2006, students are challenging with delivering one final speech to their classmates about something they're passionate about. It's an interesting challenge when you stop and think about it. If you had one last shot at speaking to your peers and friends, what would you tell them? This experience is all the more real because, for many, this will be the last time they see each other.
As with any project, today was full of "I don't know what to say" and "I'm boring, what do I do" questions. Still, I know that once they buckle down and push through one final round of senioritis, they'll be able to come up with something memorable. Last year, the speeches produced a few tears and some of the most quotable quotes all year. Speaking of senioritis, I seem to be suffering with a little myself as today's ent
English Teacher | Instructional Technology Specialist | 2014-15 PBS Digital Innovator | Gamification Researcher | Marathon Runner | Ph.D RMU 2015