MY EDUCATOR BLOG

March 21, 2019

I am excited to announce that, on April 10th, I'll be publishing my first non-fiction e-book titled, Shut the F*ck Up and Talk, Already!: A brief, no-bullshit, slightly profane, guide to Public Speaking and Presentation.

I've taken my decades of experience in enter...

June 9, 2017

Music has always been a big part of my life. From chorus to choir, and from playing the trumpet in concert/marching band to teaching myself how to play the guitar, music has been an important creative and emotional outlet.

I picked up my oldest brother’s acoustic guitar...

May 3, 2017

In the past few years that I've been teaching, I've struggled a bit with a longing to get involved in the other things that I'm incredibly passionate about. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day, day after day, being hyper focused on the job at hand; the stud...

April 12, 2017

Throughout my life, I have tried time and time again to keep yearly/monthly/weekly/ day planners, personal journals, and list app after list app after list app. All of them were futile attempts to bring order and structure to a chaotic, and occasionally forgetful life....

August 1, 2016

The final leg of my teaching philosophy stool is Inspire.

Inspiration comes in many forms, but when it comes to locking lessons into the brains of students, it is one of the most effective and critical methods of doing so. Connecting your content to your students in a p...

July 3, 2016

This one is going to be short and sweet.

Many of my students have had very poor educational experiences wherein teachers and professors focused mainly on the knowledge and very little on the understanding. They were expected to memorize a lot of information so they coul...

June 17, 2016

My next series of posts are going to focus on the three aspects of my teaching philosophy – Entertain, Enlighten, and Inspire.

Let’s talk about Entertainment.

“Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t know the first thing about e...

April 4, 2016

For the majority of my life, people have referred to me as Andrew, Andy, or Geimer. Usually, my close friends and family called me Andy, and everyone else called me Andrew.

 

During my college years, however, I was a part of a group of particularly nerdy friends who best...

March 4, 2016

 

Since I first began teaching, in 2011, there have been numerous times that I have had a classroom full of cardboard students. A room full of blank faces. I would ask what I thought were engaging questions and would recieve an uncomfortable vaccum of silence in return....

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