This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I am putting the spotlight on dads and kids teaching others in their community. These dads are looking to lead by example. It shows as their kids and community follow suit. In addition, if there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Chuck Nolan & His Daughters Teaching Others
Chuck Nolan and his two daughters, Monica and Julia are all teachers. They each have different teaching styles, but are similar in that they are committed to creating positive, friendly and respectful classroom environments. Chuck and his daughters love to teach their students, but they look to instill the values of respect, care and understanding. They learn from each other to see what works and then implement those skills into their communities.
Ken Abbott graduated from Braintree High School in 1971 and in 1975 from Boston University. At BU he studied music education. He landed a teaching job in Weymouth and taught music at five primary schools. He would travel from one to the other, for a decade. Ken saw youngsters in a variety of learning situations and felt drawn to special education. In 2011, he took early-retirement incentives and has since volunteered for Meals on Wheels and as an escort volunteer at South Shore Hospital, and has served on several boards at Old South Union Church in Weymouth. His daughter became a teacher too. He volunteered his time to help out in her class room.
Ross McGill’s post on how he became a better teacher when he became a dad went viral. also known as @TeacherToolkit, the ‘most followed educator on Twitter in the UK’ is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world. He is an award-winning blogger, author and teacher with over 25 years teaching and school leadership experience in some the most challenging schools in London. In December 2015, he was nominated for The Sunday Times ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015. He looks to inspire his students and others ever day.
Teacher Dad is a science teacher and father of one. Over on his YouTube channel he posts tutorials of things that he repair. In addition, he creates videos on homemade products, as well as science experiments and DIY projects. In his videos you can see the passion he has for science. Make sure you check out his videos over at his YouTube channel.