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You Are Not Special

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Having given two Commencement Addresses* in my time at BIS – a nerve-wracking experience – and focusing on the positives* of graduation in each, this is a breath of fresh air. David McCullough Jr. has apparently landed a book deal based on this YouTube video of his address to the Wellesley High School Class of 2o12.

The Universe has no centre; therefore you cannot be it.”

We want to educate our students to be extraordinary for the right reasons – not give accolades for no reason. Watch the whole thing – it contains some great advice and messages about education.


The first was on ten life lessons to set you on your way (or something) and the second was on a guide to real life from Biology.

Author: Stephen

International Educator: China via Japan, Indonesia & the UK. Director of Innovation in Learning & Teaching. Science educator. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer. MA International Education. Experienced Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator. Interested in curriculum, pedagogy, purposeful EdTech and global competence. Find out more: https://sjtylr.net/about. Science site: http://i-biology.net.

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