My classroom consists of teacher guided, student lead discussion and debate, use of technology (research and projects), a safe environment, respect for differing views and opinions. I enjoy teaching subjects where students learn by employing the Socratic Method ie: a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas.
This will be my sixth year in the Junior High, teaching World Civilizations/Geography, U.S. History. Current Events will be taught this year and will be a fun class to study events from around the world that are happening in real time. I will also be teaching P.E. classes this year. In World Civilizations/Geography, we will study the beginnings of civilizations and go through the Cold War, Civil Rights movement, to the present time. In U.S. History, we will study the beginnings of civilizations in America, from the American Indians, explorers, through the Civil War.
Mr. Corless and I also coach the boys basketball teams at Lincoln. It is one of the most satisfying jobs because of the commitment, progress and unity that the boys gain throughout the year. It is my hope that each student that comes into my classroom will develop the same unity and love of learning.
I have the best family in the world. My wife and three daughters keep me very busy. I am a grandfather to 4 boys and one girl. I love to cook (especially Dutch Oven); I enjoy most sports (especially golf) and am an avid BYU fan. My greatest love is traveling. I enjoy seeing new places and revisiting old places. I have been fortunate enough to visit several beautiful countries around the world. Wherever you go, look around and ask questions, it is history.
This summer, I have the opportunity with my wife and daughter to participate in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in New York. We have annual passes to Disneyland. we have also discovered Disney Cruise Line, a great way to be pampered.
My door is always open, please feel free to visit and discuss your student or any concerns that you might have.