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103: Jeremy S. Adams & The Secrets of Timeless Teachers

June 20, 2016


Jeremy S. Adams is an author, teacher, husband, and father.

He is the author of the book The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction that Works in Every Generation published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 

He also wrote the critically acclaimed memoir, Empty Selves: Reflections on a Decade of Teaching in an American High School (2012). 

Additionally, he is a regular contributor and columnist for the national online journal The Educator’s Room and has written editorials for The Washington Post, among other online and print outlets.

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Jeremy is a full-time teacher of political science at Bakersfield High School in California and a lecturer of political science at California State University, Bakersfield.

In 2012 he was named the Kern County Teacher of the Year and was a semifinalist for the 2013 California Department of Education’s Teachers of the Year Program. 

In 2014, he was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution with the 2014 California State Teacher of the Year Award.

Also, he is the founder of the Earl Warren Constitutional Competition, is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and lives in Bakersfield, California with his wife and three children.


In The Secrets of Timeless Teachers Jeremy explains his The Six Habits of Timeless Teaching:

Habit #1: Passing the Rearview Mirror Test

Habit #2: Teaching in the Front and the Back of the Classroom

Habit #3: Becoming an Expert in Your Subject

Habit #4: Being a Continual Innovator

Habit #5: Being a Dynamic Communicator

Habit #6: Striking a Triangular Balance: The Three E’s of Timeless Teaching-Education, Entertainment, and Edification

In the introduction of Secrets, Jeremy states, ““Impactful teachers possess a medley of characteristics and habits that distinguish them from the proverbial herd.” We discuss this comment for a little bit before looking deeper at a few of the six habits especially Teaching in the Front and Back of the Classroom, Being a Dynamic Communicator and his Three E’s.

Also, check out our discussion about the importance of continuing education for a teacher to be impactful.

Make sure that you listen for Jeremy to say, “Great teaching is about modeling.”  You will love his thoughts about this.

Jeremy Adams is an amazing educator. 

You will like his stories about teaching and will be inspired by his thoughts about Timeless Teaching.

I encourage you to get a copy of his work, The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction that Works in Every Generation you will be happy that you did.

Connect with Jeremy:

Twitter: JeremyAdams6

Find his book The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Amazon

Here is a link to his work Full Classrooms, Empty Selves: Amazon

Also, reach out to him at Bakersfield High School- Jeremy_adams@khsd.k12.ca.us

Or at California State University in Bakersfield

Length: 41:10

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