About Author Mike Franklin

“All that evil needs to succeed is for good people to do nothing.”

Teacher, Coach and Speaker

Positive. Inspiring. Empowering. Mike is a humble leader who believes in doing everything to the best of his abilities, especially motivating people young and old to be their best! A teacher and coach for 25 years, Mike has received numerous accolades across multiple levels for his positive and inspiring teaching and coaching. Mike is known as a Champion for students, teachers and coaches. Mike is also a powerful speaker. Follow his “Fired Up Friday” videos on Fired Up Friday Youtube channel, Facebook or twitter @Author_CoachF

Fired Up Fridays!

On December 14, 2012 our country was saddened by the Sandy Hook Elementary School travesty.

Angry, heartbroken and frustrated with some media opinions expressed about our kids today, Mike organized a philosophy to make our young people feel good again.

“Fired Up Fridays” is a program that celebrates the “Catch “Em Being Good” philosophy and reinforces to our young people that THEY WERE MADE GOOD. Lessons address character traits, community involvement, mental health strategies, positive school culture, and more.

Honors and Awards

Mike was awarded the 2019-2020 Teacher Of The Year, 2016 Hood College-Charles Tressler Teacher Of The Year, 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach Of The Year, 2014 AHPERD Outstanding Teacher Award, and many coaching awards.

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