2 The Problem
Here are two before-and-after drawings by another of my students, Greg Bean.
Growing up I was very influenced by my parents. Both my dad and mom were teachers. To this day, their students who had a class with Mom or Dad thirty to forty years ago, will come up to me and tell me how much they learned from and liked my folks. Dad, especially, was considered a tough teacher—he taught chemistry, physics, math and law enforcement. Mom and Dad shared their teaching secret with me, and it has been my rule of thumb for all of my teaching experience: If a student doesn’t learn, it’s because you are failing as a teacher.
Over the years, I have ...