When I was in high school, students in the television production class read the announcements at the end of the first hour of classes. The announcements were, as you could expect, low-budget productions, filmed at an old, once-proud newsdesk. If you ended up being one of the three students to go on the air, you mostly aimed to be the anchor who read the cafeteria lunch specials—we competed to see who could make the chicken Caesar salad seem most exciting.
Anyway, my sense was always that, because there often isn’t much that is exciting in the daily announcements at school, faculty and/or students have to make the most of it. Which is why you might especially enjoy one of the latest clips for “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” where the host and his guest, Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” turn morning announcements into something, uh, special:
I think my favorite part here is Margulies’ outfit, which looks as though the costume designer thought, “What is the most perfectly stereotypical ensemble for an assistant principal?” Although if that outfit reflects your wardrobe, you might be interested in Larry Ferlazzo’s latest Q&A collection on what educators should wear.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.