Financial and Managerial Accountant for 33+ years. Adjunct Professor - Accounting, Lansing Community College for 13 years. Supply Chain Management 3 years. Internship Coordinator in affiliation with Michigan State University Supply Chain Management. Over the past year I have implemented the concept of “Real Talk” from The Pedagogy of Real Talk: Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting with Students at Risk by Dr. Paul Hernandez in my classroom and it has opened the door to “Real Teaching”. Through this experience I have realized significant increases in student retention, successful completion of the departmental Final Exam, and ultimately successful completion of the class. I have also experienced an enormous increase in my own personal and professional satisfaction as a direct result of the use of these concepts.