A skateboarder and professor at the University of Texas El Paso explains why educators should teach real-world skills and problem-solving through student interests, like skateboarding.
Dr. Skateboard is Bill Robertson, a Ph.D. in Multicultural Teacher and Childhood Education and a skateboarder for over thirty-five years. Bill has done hundreds of demonstrations nationally and internationally in festivals, events, and academic settings. He has performed for thousands of students in elementary, middle, and high school throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Bill has been an educator for over twenty years, serving middle school, high school, and university students. His academic areas of expertise are science education, curriculum development, and technology integration. He also teaches and does research in the areas of problem-based learning and action science.