Lesson learned: The flimsy vessels wound up sinking as often as not, but the exercises in futility in Dan Ginther's lessons on buoyancy, which regularly played out in the school pool, brought home important principles. In 2009, Michaela Hurd and Tim Kottlowski poignantly discovered them when their cardboard boat collapsed short of the finish line. Ginther's boat races were a staple of his engineering lessons.
NEW PALESTINE — New Palestine High School engineering teacher Dan Ginther has always approached teaching one way – make it fun yet educational for students.
After 13 years of encouraging students to learn through a hands-on approach, Ginther has decided to retire at the end of the school year.