My name is John Hoj and I teach at Nordhoff HIgh School in Ojai California. I am enjoying my twenty-second year in the classroom. I have taught Theatre Arts, United States History, World History, Government, AP United States History, AP World History, AP Government, and an elective class titled The History of Conflict Management. I received my credential and Masters in Education from University of California At Santa Barbara.
My goal is to link history to a student's own experiences. I enjoy the exploration, investigation, and play that can be had in a history classroom. I believe in using a diverse arsenal of techniques and resources to stretch the mind and provide a stable platform for growing context for the world around them and for the past. History involves the telling of good stories to give students a context for how other people, in other times, dealt with similar issues and solved similar problems to those that we all face today.
District teacher of the year 1995, 1999, 2005.
Bachelor's Degree California State University Fresno, Single Subject Teaching Credential in the Social Sciences and Masters in Education from University of California at Santa Barbara.
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