Podcast: Margaret Edson on teaching

G’Day Almanackers,



Quite a few of us are teachers (or were in previous lives) and many more besides have stories of wonderful experiences teaching others.


Tony Wilson has sent through the latest podcast from Speakola, an episode that shares the words of one Margaret (or Maggie) Edson. Also a noted playwright of high regard (A Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner in 1999), Edson has been a classroom teacher for a very long time – and still teaches to this day.


Her speech is from 12 years ago at Smith College in Massachusetts and considered by many (including Tony himself) to be the ‘most beautiful tribute to the classroom teacher ever delivered.’ It is a soaring dedication to the classroom, teacher-student exchange and the glory of teaching itself.


You can listen for yourself HERE. You can also find plenty of other podcasts episodes with wonderfully interesting speeches on the Speakola site HERE.





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