Educator uses practical lessons to reach struggling students

05/28/2008 | USA Today

Alternative-school teacher Alvin "Corky" Schroeder, 58, uses his shop classes to help students learn math, physics and art. "If I lectured them, they would fall asleep," said Schroeder, who struggled with dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder as a child. "I'm a con man. I do what it takes."

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