John J. McGeough has been teaching since 1974. His career reflects his diverse talents. His experience as a teacher includes outstanding service at all levels from middle school to doctoral level instruction. John has taught, counseled and led literally thousands of students. His service to education has included many leadership positions from department chair responsibilities to leading major curriculum and grant projects.
At the University of Houston John served as an Instructional Television Instructor in Education for the Gifted and Talented. John served much of his career in the public schools teaching music, band and the sciences at advanced levels. John is certified as a Supervisor, Secondary Life Earth Science Teacher, All Level Music Teacher, and Teacher of the Gifted and Talented. He has years of experience working with gifted and talented students at all levels. During the same time he worked with students who had profound difficulty learning. Those years led him to question almost everything that happens to kids in the traditional education system.
As a musician John has been a conductor with organizations as varied as Houston’s Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, the Houston Civic Symphony, the Houston Youth Symphony and a stint with Houston’s Theater under the Stars. Those are only a few of his musical accomplishments. He is also an accomplished trumpet teacher and performer.
Today John is a Youth Pastor working with kids of all ages. His ministry includes child advocacy, support for home schooling families, foster parenting, and preaching the gospel to America’s youth.
John devotes his remaining time to writing, education consulting political advocacy and activism in education, independent education, adult learning, speaking and presentations concerning home schooling, independent learning and education reform. He has also been an expert witness to the Texas House/Senate Education subcommittee. He has worked closely with members of the Texas Senate such as Jon Lindsey on bills to protect the rights of children caught in zero tolerance policies. John also provides support to children and families entangled in the Juvenile Justice System. .
He believes that this is a time of vast and historic change in the way children are taught. He strongly feels that traditional approaches to education have largely failed. One of his core beliefs is that mass assembly line education is a failed system that is doomed to extinction. The future of education is individual, distance, technological and may best be approached at hom. He states that most children and young people are poorly served in today’s one size fits all and test driven approach to testing. John believes that the educational techniques common today cripple many kids intellectually and spiritually.
John believes fervently in fostering a new movement in education that is characterized by independence, individualism, mastery and respect for the individual God given gifts of each child. This was the way the founding fathers of our great country were educated.
His present mission in education is to help children and their parents to identify alternatives to traditional methods of educating children. He believes that learning is a thing of joy that is one of the most natural abilities that God has given us. John’s message to parents is simple.
YOU CAN EDUCATE YOUR CHILD. YOU CAN TAKE
CONTROL OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF
YOUR CHILD IS IN SCHOOL OR HOME SCHOOLED. YOU CAN STILL CONTROL
HOW YOUR CHILD IS EDUCATED. IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE JOB THAT
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE DOING YOU HAVE WITHIN YOU THE POWER
LEGALLY, MORALLY AND ETHICALLY AS GUARDIANS OF YOUR CHILDREN TO
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATIONAL LIFE. ALL PARENTS
CAN FACILITATE THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO.
THERE IS NO PART OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION THAT
YOU CANNOT SUCCESSFULLY CONTROL AND DIRECT AS A PARENT.
INDEED, YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE IS AT STAKE.
John is available as a public speaker for your group. You may contact him here at the blog or at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is also availble for individual consultation. For those services you may use the same contact methods.