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Interesting Things We Have Talked About in Class
(Vincent Hendricks, Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen. Writing for The Conversation)
is a reasoned, knowledge-based reflection on the facts and your views.
Sentiment is an emotional gut-feeling often formed instantaneously from
small bits of information. Are we dangerously confusing the two?
I wasn't always the International Man of Mystery I am today. Once upon a time I was a graduate from Eastern Washington University, an Operating Room Scrub Tech in the Army Reserve, and a man without a good job. That all changed when I was hired by Frenchtown Schools in 1997.
Since then, I've taught almost every subject that Frenchtown offers in the English and Social Studies departments. Outside of the core classes, I've also taught and designed classes in Dramatic Literature, East Asian History, Modern American History and The Roots of Modern Conflicts. Today, I am mostly a Social Sciences teacher. I primarily teach US Government and History, including classes for general population and Advanced Placement.
Between 1998 and 2012 I was the Assistant Wrestling Coach at Frenchtown, however I recently have given up that gig to advise the Academic Team. I miss the connections I made with my athletes and the physicality of wrestling, but Academic Team has been rewarding and has given me a greater appreciation for how smart my students truly are. (Plus, it smells a lot better.) I continue to coach youth wrestling through the Little Guy program where I have coached wrestlers from 6 to 14 years old.
My family and I are quite happy here in Western Montana, and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of this community.