How to Build an Extraordinary Life: Farewell Address to the Grade 9s

The podcast below is the speech I gave to the Grade 9 class at their graduation on Friday, June 7, 2013.  It’s about 10 minutes long. I’m not sure of my speech flows all that smoothly or if it seems to jump topics too abruptly.  Let me know what you think.

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What are your thoughts about how to create an extraordinary life?  Do you agree with the idea that we need to ‘give back’ or see how our lives and work contribute to our world?


About Sherry Langland

I have been teaching English for 15 years and am passionate about teaching students to read critically, think critically, and live purposefully. I am also the lead teacher for our junior high department and am thankful to be part of such a dedicated group of teachers who are committed to collaborating around the most important part of our job: student learning. My biggest blessing is being the mother of 2 young men who are in their 20s and discovering their purpose.
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2 Responses to How to Build an Extraordinary Life: Farewell Address to the Grade 9s

  1. Adrian Doyle says:

    The foundation of an excellent life is how well your life answers the following question: who’s life got better because you came through?


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