What is your favorite project to assign?
My favorite project to assign is the Cold War Latin America research essay. It’s fantastic to see the students use the research and analysis skills they’ve been perfecting to synthesize their own thesis in response to a prompt.
How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I got my first teaching job in Japan. At that time, I knew I could finally afford to buy ramen noodles.
What is a must-read book that you recommend to all of your students?
Matewan by John Sayles, on the West Virginia Coal Mining Wars of the 1920s.