About Jeremy S. Adams

Jeremy S. Adams is the author of two books on teaching: The Secrets of Timeless Teachers (2016) & Full Classrooms, Empty Selves (2012). He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and teaches Political Science at both Bakersfield High School and California State University, Bakersfield. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and writing honors including the 2014 California Teacher of the Year Award (Daughters of the American Revolution), was named the 2012 Kern County Teacher of the Year, was a semi-finalist in 2013 for the California Department of Education’s Teachers of the Year Program, and was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Carlston Family Foundation National Teacher Award. The California State Senate recently sponsored a resolution in recognition of his achievements in education. He is a 2018 CSUB (California State University, Bakersfield) Hall of Fame inductee.

FIVE Ways Modern Teachers Are Being Set Up For Failure

Why are so many American teachers being set up to fail? As a mid-career classroom teacher, my hopes are relatively simple. Really. I want to teach my subject to receptive, well-behaved students in schools with a clear and consistent academic mandate that are safe, well-funded, and nestled within a broader culture that respects the professionalism [...]

By |2018-11-08T21:08:53+00:00November 8th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|2 Comments

THREE LIFE LESSONS On John Adams’s 283rd Birthday

Until quite recently, John Adams has been the most underappreciated Founding Father. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of historians such as David McCullough, Joseph Ellis, and Richard Brookhiser, not to mention HBO, this sad relegation is slowly vanishing from the nation’s psyche. It has been replaced, instead, by a sturdy and scholarly appreciation for the [...]

By |2018-10-30T10:55:14+00:00October 30th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

TR’s Birthday Message to America’s Youth: “Get in the Arena of Life” and “Never Expect Things to be Easy”

Happy 160th Birthday to President Theodore Roosevelt. The most famous speech Roosevelt ever delivered is one that should be etched into the mind of every American student. Why? Because his particular brand of wisdom is one that is desperately needed by an American citizenry that often finds itself hopelessly adrift. For young people asking themselves [...]

By |2018-10-25T21:40:40+00:00October 25th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|0 Comments

THREE LESSONS On John Marshall’s 263rd Birthday For Living a Better Life . . .

Happy 263rd Birthday Chief Justice John Marshall! On this day little fanfare and even less discussion will center on this national milestone. This is unfortunate, perhaps even a little bit tragic. For when Marshall passed away in 1835 the Liberty Bell was tolled for the last time—in commemorating the sad news the bell was forever [...]

By |2018-09-23T20:55:09+00:00September 24th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments