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Suggest a topic to cover to a group of educators to teach and you'll end up with multiple lesson plans as unique as the number of teachers in the room.  Each instructor will inevitably include their personal experience and design their own unique lesson plans.   Ask educators about the essence of teaching and you'll get an answer as diverse as the population, but through it all, among the inspiring educators, there's always a common bond, a common mission, and a common passion.  We are all subversive conformists.

Today's inspiring educator is Dr. Jim Prothero.  A veteran high school and college English teacher as well as a valued friend and former colleague.  Jim is also an avid water color artist, a published author, musician, and lover of all things that is not standardized and confining.  A misfit at heart who has been forced to deal with responsibility and reality, Jim has inspired and continues to inspire a generation of young men and ladies to carry on the pen.  In the twilight of his teaching career, he shares his poignant thoughts on inspiring educators.

Direct download: IE27-Jim_Prothero.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

Teachers, parents, and mentors all find ourselves in a critical role to influence and provide guidance for our children and students.  We sometimes forget that our children and students have valued lessons to teach us a thing about life.  Our inspiring educator today is a young lady who has her sights beyond the confines and limits of our planet.

Her goal is to shoot for Mars and she just may become the first person to leave her footprints on the Red Planet.  It's not just a passing interest, but she's highly dedicated to her passionate pursuit and with an enthusiastic support by NASA and support from her father, she's certain to see her reality exceed her dreams.

Joining us today is Astronaut in training Alyssa Carson and her father Bert.  Listen in and see why NASA is taking Alyssa and others in her age group seriously and investing in their training and future.

Direct download: IE26-Alyssa_Carson.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

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