Davis Laughlin ’79 will be presenting a discussion on his book “Ripple Maker: Teaching Effectively and Loving It” to the Bethany Education Department, October 22, in Lindquist Hall.

“Ripple Maker: Teaching Effectively and Loving It” encourages teachers everywhere and helps them rediscover the passion for teaching.

Using his 33-year teaching career as a guide, Davis Laughlin ’79 helps all educators become more effective than they have ever been. Mr. Laughlin is a nationally recognized educator/speaker with 34 years of experience in the classroom. Laughlin twice received his Circle School District’s teacher of the year award, was honored twice as a regional finalist in the Kansas Teacher of the Year program, and in 2010 was chosen as one of the top five teachers in the United States by the Live with Regis & Kelly television show. Throughout his years in education, Laughlin also spent over a combined 80 seasons as a coach of basketball, volleyball and track and field at the middle school and high school levels, serving as a 4A class representative on the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. Laughlin currently teaches graduate workshops for teachers and provides exciting professional development programs for schools and districts across the country.

Davis Laughlin received a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1979 from Bethany College, and has a Masters of Arts in Teaching.