STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Brian Cushing '84
Social Studies Teacher
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BA, History from U.C. Berkeley MED, Educational Leadership from Holy Names University
Why I Teach:
I teach because I enjoy working with teenagers, watching them grow and mature from freshmen to senior year.
Most powerful teaching technique:
I believe my most powerful teaching technique is guiding students through hands-on learning activities and current event discussions.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
History is important for understanding why and how we came to be in the world/society we live in. Government is important for understanding the operation of government and politics and how an individual can and should be a part of the process. Economics is important so that each student is prepared for the independence that awaits them.
"You can please all of the people some of the time; some of the people all of the time; but you can never please all of the people all of the time." -Abraham Lincoln
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union but has the longest name... Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Recommended visual media:
I.O.U.S.A.- everyone should watch this.
Hobbies or outside interests:
Building mini-golf holes/props.