Author and educator Keen Babbage is best know for his observations and analysis of education systems and teaching methods that challenge students to achieve at the highest levels. He is also an advocate for teaching more economics and personal finance to young people.
Keen is the author of nine published books on educational methods including High Impact Teaching, Overcoming Student Apathy, Extreme Teaching, and Extreme Learning.
His most recent publication is What Only Teachers Know About Education: The Classroom Reality.
Keen is associate principal of Bryan Station Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky and an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s College of Education in the Department of Administration and Supervision.
Keen started his career in business and developed expertise in marketing and brand management with the Proctor & Gamble Company, Sive Advertising, and Long John Silver’s before he dedicated his life to teaching and administration in K-12 education.
He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Georgetown College and Eastern Kentucky University.
"I use the extreme teaching approach, which builds upon the wholesome knowledge, interests and talents of students to make connections between what students know and what they need to learn," says Babbage. "The brain is designed to make connections. Plus, by making learning at school connect with the wholesome knowledge, interests and talents of students, there is no issue about 'when will we ever need to know this?' or 'why do we need to learn this?' The purpose of teaching is to cause learning and that is the standard by which I measure my work."
Other books by Keen Babbage:
Extreme Economics: The need for Personal Finance in the School Curriculum
Results Driven Teaching: Teach So Well That Every Student Learns
Extreme Students: Challenging All Students and Energizing Learning
911 – The School Administrator’s Guide to Crisis Management
Meetings for School-Based Decision Making