General Questions

Martha Rush has taught high school for 25 years, and like most teachers, she found it incredibly frustrating when her students looked bored. Worse yet, when they said they were bored.

She has spent her entire career finding engagement and motivational strategies that work and abandoning lessons that don’t work, even if they seemed great.

Recognizing that when students are disengaged, they are much more likely to underachieve and that disengagement has a disparate impact on disadvantaged students, she founded NeverBore to create impact in the field.

NeverBore offers interactive, in-person workshops, speaking engagements, curriculum development and education consulting. All services focus on promoting and integrating the six NeverBore teaching strategies: Storytelling, Discussion/Debate, Problem-based Learning, Simulation, Competition and Authentic Projects.

Any lesson on any topic can hook a student’s interest. The key is to step outside of the traditional, lecture-based framework and put our creative, problem-solving skills to work. Students care when there is an intriguing story, a genuine controversy, a chance to share their ideas or opportunity to do authentic, real-world work. We help you take advantage of these natural teaching “hooks”.

Martha Rush, founder and CEO of NeverBore Education Consulting and author of Beat Boredom, (Stenhouse, 2018) is a nationally recognized teacher with 25 years of classroom experience. She has worked as a professional curriculum writer since 2011 and a workshop consultant since 2013. She founded NeverBore in 2015 with a mission to provide teachers nationwide with hands-on strategies to overcome boredom and improve student engagement and motivation.

Martha holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. She is actively involved in the Minnesota Council for Economic Education and currently chairs the education committee.

She has received numerous awards and recognition for her teaching. She was recognized as the John Morton Excellence in Teaching of Economics Awards recipient in 2013 and the Minnesota Economic Educator of Excellence in 2012. Her team of four students won the National Economics Challenge in 2015 and 2017, and her student teams have also competed at the national level in National Personal Finance Challenge, Junior Achievement Company Program and Junior Achievement Titan. She was recognized as Minnesota Journalism Educator of the Year in 2014, and her student newspaper, the Viewer, was honored as a national Pacemaker finalist in 2013 and 2015.

Yes. she is available for speaking events. You can view and download her speaker sheet and contact us for availability.

Privacy Policy & Practices

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

 To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

 To improve our website in order to better serve you.

 To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

 To quickly process your transactions.

 To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products

       To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

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If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

However, you will still be able to place orders,

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

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We collect your email address in order to:

• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

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