I just got done with a class that really changed my whole outlook. The teacher (I'll just call him Dr. T) is possibly the most open-minded, creative, andforward-thinking guy I've ever met. Our grades for the class (Environmental Ethics PH346) were based on: 1. Reading selections from the assigned books 2. Marking good notes in our notebooks while reading 3. Discussing the ideas in class Talking in class was probably the biggest factor in our grades. T would sit with a notebook and write down key points that people brought up and go over themat the end, like a summary. People were shy at first, but even the quietest students had some strong opinions towards the end. We got in some heated debates. Dr. T had us put all of our desks in a circle (only like 20-some people in the class) and just go at it. T played devil'sadvocate the whole time, challenging people's thoughts and asking them to elaborate or build on what they said. I learned so damn much from this class, hereally opened my eyes to a lot of concepts and ideas. The best thing about Dr. T is that he's the best listener ever. He listens intently while you talk, thenhe'll reply with a "tell me more about..." or "well then how do you feel about..." He is also smart as HELL. He was the student of the year at our college in the early 90's off of a perfect 4.0 GPA. I'm so convinced that he could winalmost any debate because of how persuasive and brilliant he is. He went from college to the Marines where he trained until he had nearly perfect accuracy withhead shots. After that he decided to not kill anything for 15 years and took ten years to contemplate the meaning of the word "humility"and meanwhile achieved his Ph.D at Boston College. He just started killing things again with fishing. He is the ultimate outdoorsman and once fished like 300out of 365 days in a year. Anyways, NT, tell me about your favorite teacher and why.