Hi, I'm Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman,

former Spanish teacher and UFC fighter. Welcome to Spaniard School!

As you get started, here's a bit about me and the school ...

Anxiety, depression and suicide have risen dramatically in recent years among young people, along with the emergence of cyber-bullying, and students need structure and reinforcement to develop the skills to deal with these challenges. Having fought professionally (UFC / MMA), wrestled Division 1, taught middle and high school Spanish and excelled in the classroom, I'm thoroughly prepared to teach these skills and help students survive and thrive. I systematically extend my understanding every week reading and discussing books and interviewing fascinating guests for my podcast (seven episodes per week).

The idea for Spaniard School developed as I delivered assembly programs to thousands of middle and high school students over the past few years. Their honest, pure and sometimes heartbreaking feedback solidified my mission to teach character and social and emotional skills (SEL) to young people. With an assembly, I can reach students once. With Spaniard School, I can continue to help students who need it most.  

Spaniard School is an online learning platform for students, parents, teachers, educators and leaders who are committed to developing and improving strength and character. It is based on the belief that disciplined learning gives you a better life. 

Please enjoy the variety of courses. If you have an idea for a course, please let me know @charliespaniard.

 - Spaniard