Through my work in public speaking, I'm pretty fortunate to visit a lot of different schools. It may as well be one school.

The classrooms are different, the lessons are not. The teachers are different, the premise is not. The students are the same people you went to school with yourself, in different bodies. It takes only a little time with them before you begin to figure out who they really are, in some Scooby Doo-esque demasking process.

This makes every school feel familiar. Dependably, reliably, unchanged.


When I arrive at schools, I am usually greeted by the head