Mr. Moats

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Mr. Moats

Hello, my name is Conan Moats. This is my eighth year teaching at DVHS. I enjoy working here because I have talented colleagues, a dedicated administration 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).

Video Log

  • Labor Markets contract negotiations

    Posted by Conan Moats on 11/5/2019 5:05:00 AM

    The UAW strike costs a lot of money. How do unions negotiate with Management on behalf of labor? We are doing a mock labor dispute to find out. 

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  • Stock Market

    Posted by Conan Moats on 10/1/2019 3:00:00 AM

    Students in Econ are learning how to play the stock market.  No wolves of Wall Street here but some are making money! That stock app on your phone? Use it. Yay Capitalism!

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  • Dream analysis

    Posted by Conan Moats on 9/20/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Today in Psychology students are studying different theories as to why we dream. They are then analyzing students manufest content to try to uncover the latent meaning of these dreams. They are essentially exploring the role of the clinical psychologist.

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  • New school year

    Posted by Conan Moats on 8/15/2019 2:00:00 AM

    Welcome to my classes. Enjoy. 

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  • Finals

    Posted by Conan Moats on 6/3/2019 2:05:00 AM

    Almost there! Congratulations to DV students for another school year under your belt!

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  • Social Psychology

    Posted by Conan Moats on 5/10/2019 11:05:00 AM

    Today we defined the Fundamental Attribution Error and its implications for Psychology. Our tendency to attribute behavior to dispositional rather than situational causes can be found in countless instances. Do you behave differently depending on who you are around? Yes, you do. 

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  • The End of the Cold War

    Posted by Conan Moats on 5/6/2019 6:00:00 AM

    In World History we are tracing the timeline of the Cold War ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR. How has global power shifted since the early 90's when these events occured?  

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  • Humanistic theories in Psychology

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/16/2019 11:05:00 AM

    Today we are exploring some ideas of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. The students are reflecting on the differences between their Real Self and Ideal Self.

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  • Follow your conscience

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/4/2019 2:00:00 PM
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  • Occam's Razor

    Posted by Conan Moats on 4/4/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Yesterday we learend about Occam's Razor and applied it to competing theories about the death of Nipsey Hussle. RIP.

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