Wow! What a year it has been! Things were rough when little Johnny first came here. But you know what? We aimed for the stars, and we managed to get the moon. We made some lofty goals, and he got half-way there! Now, we still have some work to do, but I think that this is the most progress that he has made in a while. And, (if you legally pressure the district to pay for this ridiculously expensive school at tax-payer expense – implied not spoken), we will ride this wave of momentum even farther! It has been such a pleasure. I hope that I get to see him again next year!
Wow! What a year it has been! Johnnie has only made half of his goals. Because I anticipate everyone blaming me for not fully meeting the goals, I am going to point out all of the things that prevented him from meeting the goals that are not my fault. Of course, this will offend you because it will sound like I am blaming you, the parent, or sound like I dislike Johnny. I hate IEPs. Did you know that regular education teachers make the same amount of money without having to deal with IEPs or advocates?
Not only is it a good skill-set to acquire, it is fun to break-out of the mold and try something different!
Eric Boyd's blog-post, a business perspective on the presentation. www.boydsays.com
Nancy Duarte of Duarte Design has a book and a blog.
Last, but not least, examples of the world's best speakers at TED.
I would LOVE some more references and resource to share!