Jack Hiller / Isabel Seftas - My two favorite

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Postby admin » Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:54 pm

hey folks,

My two favorite teachers were these two. Without a doubt, they made the classes intersting and really challenged me to think, not just memorize.

George Magenta and Patrice Cochran were also great but they weren't there that long.

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<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by jkeys1@austin.rr.com 06 MAY 2001</span>
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Postby admin » Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:57 pm

Two very fine teachers, Joel. But I'm not sure I remember much of anything that I learned in a couple years of biology with Mrs. Seftas! I can, however, reel off history factoids from Hiller's class.

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by majerus-collins@bigfoot.com 09 MAY 2001</span>
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Postby admin » Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:59 pm

I still remember more information from Jack Hillers class than from UVA and UGA business school. And I probably use more of his information in directing my associates. The one prominent phrase I will never forget is that "Your history determines your experiences which determines your values"


<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by Brian Miller 15 JUN 2001</span>
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Postby chaseman2002 » Sat Sep 08, 2001 9:20 pm

Killer Hiller...sure Mr. Russell had a great curriculum  - who wouldn't prefer it...and Mr Shipp -  remember him -  had some great philisophical positions...but the mantra that is with me to this day as a previous entry noted - your experiences determine your behaviors determines your values...or was it you behaviour determined your experince determines your value... in any case he could make history an adventure.
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Postby Tom Hickey » Sat Jan 11, 2003 1:52 pm

It was definitely "Experience determines behavior determines values" The point being that morality is a variable construct based on the nature of a culture, rather than an absolute existing outside of a cultural context. This is for me too one of the clearest things I remember form High School.
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Postby smarner » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:26 pm

I liked Seftas, but honestly, I couldn't stand Hiller.
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Postby sampsonpatricia » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:56 am

Killer Hiller. I don't think I will ever forget his class. Absolutely the most challenging teacher I can recall from High school or college. I remember pot shards and archealogical remnants poured out onto the tables... we had to determine the culture based on the pieces alone. An innovative way to teach!
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Postby Weatherman68 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:55 pm

Add me to the can't forget Mr. Hiller list. My sister had him before I did.
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