David Powell, a retired adjunct English instructor, has published his first book, Teacher Let the Monkeys Out. While at Belmont, Powell taught first and third year writing courses. Prior to that, he spent 33 years teaching in Ohio public schools.
The book is a product of 17 years of research, writing, and 44 years of teaching experience. Some of the earlier chapters were written in the mid-1990s, yet remain “freshly relevant,” as Powell states in the preface.
“(The book) should appeal to anyone interested in our schools and the growing angst that teachers face due to teaching to standards and other pressures often beyond their control,” he said.
It is part reflection and part analysis of the four and half decades he spent as an educator. He said the issues facing our education are far to large and complex for a single individual to fully comprehend and fix but offers up his advice and awareness. Click here for more information about Powell and his book..