Good article in Saturday’s Greenwich Time about UConn President Susan Herbst’s address to the Ridgefield League of Women Voters.
Herbst’s remarks serve as a great reminder of how important public speaking is – and once again reinforce the value of the Public Speaking course offered at Greenwich High School.
Herbst said what she’d like to see is students learn the art of debate — which involves gathering, then shaping facts into a position and listening to opposing points of view — in school and at home.
That’s exactly what happened when students organized, researched, and participated in four debates prior to Christmas break. Students had control over all aspects of the debates. They chose the topics, teams, and format. The topics were the legalization of marijuana, the drinking age, Corbo’s or Rinaldi’s, and gun control.
Praise for UConn Coach Kevin Ollie
Time to give credit where credit is due.
UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has been a big hit in his first season on the job. He was rewarded a few weeks ago with a five-year contract extension, and from everything we see and read, that’s well deserved.
Yesterday’s win over No. 17 Notre Dame was impressive. So are the things people – media, players, recruits, parents, etc. – say about how good of a person he is, about his work ethic and commitment to success, and about his faith in God and family.
Education is in desperate need of more Kevin Ollies.