Showing posts with label Bill Cosby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bill Cosby. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Database of the Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

NPR recently published a database of the best commencement speeches, ever. The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever has an index of 316 commencement speeches. The speeches are listed alphabetically by speaker's first name. Instead of searching by speaker's name you can search according to theme, school, or date. A transcript for each speech is available. Videos are available for many of the speeches. One of my favorite speeches, from Bill Cosby, is embedded below.


Applications for Education
It's probably a little late for this year, but for future years NPR's The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever could be a good source of inspiration for crafting graduation messages to share with students.

H/T to Open Culture.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bill Cosby Speaks to 2012 Graduates

Graduation season is upon us again. Graduation season brings commencement speakers with advice for graduates. I shared five notable commencement speeches a few years ago. Last night through Kevin Jarrett I learned of Bill Cosby's latest commencement speech to 2012 graduates of Temple University. As always, Dr. Cosby entertains while offering some practical advice for students.