Posted by Anne Decker on Sep 17, 2021
OSU and NBA legend Jerry Lucas has developed a new way to educate children.
Education, not basketball, was on Jerry Lucas's mind when he spoke to the Lima Rotary Club Monday. "That's where my life has been spent, where my heart is, and that's where I've spent decades of my life making differences in education." Jerry explained that children learn automatically when their parents identify the things they are seeing around them. "Every tangible object that we see and identify has never been forgotten, because just the thought of it causes that object to reappear in our minds." Using that premise, Jerry has developed a whole new method of learning that uses pictures, songs and characters to teach. "We're going to do something to literally change education in America. To have children learn in an easy, simple, fun way. Those things that have identity cannot be forgotten and that's the exciting thing that's going to happen in education in the future, and I'm thrilled to have spent my life creating and developing material that's going to make a difference." You can learn more about Jerry's Doctor Memory program on his website:
To help fund his project, Jerry is teaming up with Rotary Clubs around the country to raffle off sets of autographed photos of himself, Archie Griffin and Jack Nicklaus. Tickets are $20 each and only 250 will be sold for each set of pictures. Contact President Jeff to get your tickets or get them at our regular Monday meetings.