• Stress and Human Flourishing

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/12/2022 6:00:00 AM

    In Psychology Stress is the topic. It is a very relatable one indeed. We are studying the psychophysiological effects of stress on the human body. We are appyling (hopefully) techniques to cope with stress and better manage it. 

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  • Ukraine

    Posted by Conan Moats on 3/3/2022 5:00:00 PM

    In International Relations we are closely monitoring the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The largest country in Europe invaded the second largest. This violation of sovereignty has not been seen on the continent since WWII. This is obviously a very serious matter of global import.

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  • Inflation

    Posted by Conan Moats on 2/9/2022 2:10:00 AM

    Inflation! We are learning about the Consumer Price Index and examining causes and possible solutions to  quickly rising prices.

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  • Sense Perception

    Posted by Conan Moats on 1/18/2022 5:00:00 AM

    We are studying Extra Sensory Perception.

    Clairvoyance and telepathy are the topics of the day. 
    Interesting connections between empathy and telepathy are being made. I feel a feeling I feel you all feel.

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  • International Relations

    Posted by Conan Moats on 12/14/2021 1:00:00 AM

    We are examining the crisis in Tigray, Ethiopa. There is violent conflict there and it needs to stop.

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  • Rittenhouse Case

    Posted by Conan Moats on 11/19/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Our Government  classes have been following the case and  we watched the verdict as it was handed down today. We have analyzed each of the charges and students stated their opinions about the case.

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  • Consciousness.

    Posted by Conan Moats on 10/20/2021 5:05:00 AM

    Students in Psychology are studying states of consciousness. We are conscious of the importance of studying consciousness. 

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  • Realpolitik

    Posted by Conan Moats on 9/20/2021 5:10:00 AM
    In international relations we are examining foreign policy goals, the national interest and realpolitik.
     
     
     
    re·al·po·li·tik
    /rāˈälpōliˌtēk/
     
     
    noun
     
    1. a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations.
      "commercial realpolitik had won the day"
       
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  • Hot August Smoky days

    Posted by Conan Moats on 8/30/2021 2:20:00 AM

    It is smoky. It is hot. We are learning about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. This is the longest war in American History. 

     

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  • New School Year

    Posted by Conan Moats on 8/4/2021 5:00:00 AM

    It's is that time. After 17 months with no students on campus, Deer Valley will open it's doors tomorrow. Wow. I am looking forward to meeting my students. All the best to the class of '22 and to all of the DV Nation!

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Hello, my name is Conan Moats. This is my tenth year teaching at DVHS. I enjoy working here because I have talented colleagues and students who are committed to excellence.

I have a BA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, a Social Studies Credential from SFSU and a MA in History from American Public University. I have been an educator for over 20 years and I love what I do (most of the time).