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Q&A with Mr. Poletti

Mr. Poletti smiles for a picture after class.

Mr. Poletti smiles for a picture after class.

Maddie Spencer

Mr. Poletti smiles for a picture after class.

Maddie Spencer

Maddie Spencer

Mr. Poletti smiles for a picture after class.

Q: What classes are you currently teaching?

A:  “American Government and Sociology”

 

Q: How long have you been teaching at Trinity?

A:  I have been teaching for four years at Trinity.”

 

Q: What is your favorite class to teach and why?

A:  “Sociology. Developing self-actualization skills through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is just one example of how students can actually apply this concept to their daily lives.

 

Q: What is your most memorable teaching moment?

A:  “It is unrelated to education but memorable is memorable. One of my students recalls the time his brother left rubbish in the basement and a raccoon crept in there. He was furthering the point of nature vs. nurture while emphasizing the nature aspect that animals “don’t know any better.” The story was priceless and the whole class got a good kick out of his take on nature vs. nurture but it furthered the conversation in a very colorful manner.”

 

Q: Why do you like teaching at Trinity?

A: “Thankfully, they let me come and eat lunch here, but it’s the people that make my experience rich and fulfilling every day.

 

Q: What is your favorite grade to teach?

A: “11th and 12th grade. It seems as though there is a transformation or maturity that develops in students from 10th to 11th. If only we could make this happen sooner, LOL.”

 

Q: If you could switch lives with one other teacher who would it be?

A: “Mr. Joe Dunn. Living legends don’t come around too often and being in the presence of greatness truly is all my pleasure.”

 

Q: If you had to teach a different subject than social studies, what would it be?

A: “Philosophy. The inner workings of life can be ironed out with a good Socratic seminar. It’s nice to be important but more important to be nice.”

 

Q: What is your favorite lunch from the cafeteria?

A: “The spicy Italian wraps that Ursula makes. She’s the best!”

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