About Mr. Thomas
I was born in raised in El Dorado County and moved back in 2014 to pursue a career in teaching with my wife and two daughters. I received a BA and MA in Philosophy from SDSU and a MA in Education from University of Phoenix.
I have always had a passion for education and besides spending time with my family, I am usually immersed in the worlds of philosophy, history, and art. World History has always been my favorite theme within the framework of the social sciences, and I have the pleasure to teach both AP World History and World History at Ponderosa High School in El Dorado County.
Cornell Notes is an integral part of the classroom procedures and students should be well versed in taking Cornell Notes. Please visit: http://lsc.cornell.edu/notes.html to get a better understanding of how Cornell notes works. Use the button below to access a YouTube tutorial.
Critical Thinking is not only a skill used in academics, but it is a lifelong skill that can help young adult (and adults) navigate through a life of information that will be thrown at them daily. Please visit: http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/a-brief-history-of-the-idea-of-critical-thinking/408 to learn more about critical thinking. Use the button below to access a YouTube explanation on critical thinking
Although I do not ask students to participate in civic responsibility for credit in the classroom, the idea of civic responsibility is an idea that our country was founded on, and a necessary skill to obtain for social and academic growth. Please visit: https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/civic-responsibility for more information. Use the button below to access a YouTube video for more information on civic responsibility