...My public speaking experience is broad and varied. It began in the 1990s when I volunteered on a Youth Advisory Board that served the entire city of Columbus, OH, speaking to large school audiences about the then-popular "Just Say No" movement. I was given a "Most Outstanding Speech Student" aw... (read more)
...I went on to get my BA in Political Science, a second BA in History and most recently, a Master's Degree in History. I believe students succeed when they have helpful and passionate educators. The support students get to help them succeed is integral to the learning experience. (read more)
"J.J., there's only one thing worse than being a kid," I said.
"What?" said J.J.
"Not being a kid."
He nodded, understanding this completely, as only children can.
"So finish up, go outside, and play. You'll be okay."
And he was. J.J. did learn to read that year and 90% of his social/academic issues disappeared. (read more)
...One of my students stated: "Glen tutored me and helped me pass a very important math exam. Had it not been for his very patient manner, excellent explanations, and constant diligence in helping me work the practice problems, I would never have passed the exam. Math was never my favorite nor be... (read more)