Notes from President Obama’s Speech

by Matt on September 10, 2009

in Class Notes, Learning

Today we finally watched President Obama’s “Back to School” speech.  The kids were very excited and listened carefully to Obama’s words.  As they listened to Obama, each student took notes on things they heard that seemed important.  As part of our conversation afterwards, we made a list of some of the ideas students deemed powerful.

Notes from President Obama’s Speech:

  1. Failures teach you.
  2. Put your best effort in school so that you can learn more and more things.
  3. Don’t ever give up on yourself.
  4. Don’t give up.
  5. You need education for a (good) job.
  6. You can’t drop out of school and then get a good job.
  7. Don’t be afraid of asking questions, so that you can learn more.
  8. Spend time doing extra time doing extra curricular.
  9. You won’t always succeed at first, so keep trying.
  10. Here in America, you choose your own destiny.
  11. Don’t cut class.
  12. Do your homework even if you don’t feel like it.
  13. Don’t let anyone down, especially yourself.
  14. Don’t let your country down.
  15. There is no excuse for not doing anything.
  16. Set your own goals.
  17. It’s important to learn to help your life.
  18. You are never too old (too young) to have a dream.
  19. Do your best at everything.
  20. Listen to your parents.

Notes from President Barack Obama’s “Back to School” speech.pdf

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