Mr. Stern

For the month of October, we decided to interview Mr. Stern, who teaches US History, Government and Econ, and middle school Mandarin. In this short interview, he gave us some great feedback on what his life is like here at ICS along with some wise advice. So get ready to be opened up to the world of Mr. Stern (insert sound effect *Doo doo doo doo*)

The Knightly News: If you could describe your life in one word, what would it be?

Mr. Stern: Interesting.

The Knightly News: What about history and culture interests you so much?

Mr. Stern: History and culture are a window into a society and the way they think and do something.  If you don’t understand that, you may not understand them.  I guess it is a way to get on the inside of the culture especially if you learn that countries language.

The Knightly News: What is your favorite part about being a teacher?

Mr. Stern: Talking about how events and ideas shape our world and probably summer vacation.

The Knightly News: What made you want to teach overseas?

Mr. Stern: I have always wanted to travel–I think its in my blood.  Again its seeing things and being able to understand a place and its culture.

The Knightly News: This is your first time teaching APUSH here at ICS. Is it more or less what you expected?

Mr. Stern: Yeah, but it is scary as I have no control over the final exam–so I want to make sure I prepare my students well.

The Knightly News: Any advice for our seniors that will soon be graduating?

Mr. Stern: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Einstein. Life is a journey not a destination

The Knightly News: If you could give any sort of advice to the student body, what would it be?

Mr. Stern: Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Figure out what you are supposed to do in life and do it.

 The Knightly News: Who gives the best Mr. Stern imitation at ICS?

Mr. Stern: Dare I say?  Caleb Rigsby, Cuyler Alberda did a good job, Ian Dooley, Andy Gil tries but seems to cough a lot, Josh Sullivan.

In case you didn’t get the “Mr. Stern” mood from reading the interview, here are some photos!

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