Meet the Teacher
HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU (N)EVER WANTED TO KNOW
ABOUT MR. HOGGATT:
Learn to pronounce Mr. Hoggatt's name.
Check this fun list of facts about Mr. Hoggatt: Believe It or Not!
Discover Mr. Hoggatt’s Professional Biography.
Ponder Mr. Hoggatt’s Teaching Philosophy.
See Mr. Hoggatt's answer to Who We Are.
Go Back in Time by reading about Mr. Hoggatt's jobs outside of public schools,
or read some quick reflections about the principals for whom he has worked.
Enjoy (or Cringe) at Mr. Hoggatt's Hoggattisms and Professional Pet Peeves.
See Mr. Hoggatt's first teaching assignment, this update, another update, and yet another.
Visit Mr. Hoggatt's first school.
Check out Mr. Hoggatt's Career Timeline and his fond memories of a pre-teaching job.
Find out more about Cecil Floyd Elementary: 1 of 4, 2 of 4, 3 of 4, 4 of 4
Read about Mr. Hoggatt's Honduras trips:
Kids and Schools and The Girl in the Blue Dress
Here's a little something about Mr. Hoggatt's dad (1942-2020):
Dad's Chair, In Memory, and Walking in His Footprints
Take a look at Mr. Hoggatt's Teacher Institute pages: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, George Washington and Mount Vernon, America's Fort: Fort Ticonderoga, and Colonial Williamsburg.
Or, peruse the page about Mr. Hoggatt's acceptance and involvement in Disney's Imagination Campus 50 Teachers Celebration, held at Disney World in 2022.
including collections of articles, reflections, and lessons about his summer residencies.
See also Mr. Hoggatt's attempt at acceptance to the Monticello Teacher Institute and
the process that earned him the title for the 2021 Missouri History Teacher of the Year, as well as a continuing relationship with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History.
Find posts relating to Mr. Hoggatt's retirement from regular public school teaching.
Read more of Mr. Hoggatt's articles about education
and what makes The Hoggatteer Experience unique and successful
(Caution: these articles could very well be dripping with professional opinion,
personal reflection, and a bit of snarky sarcasm.):
You're invited to take a gander at Mr. Hoggatt's
Professional Publications Commentary Series.
On Teaching History:
Mr. Hoggatt has also broken down the school district's Core Behaviors:
Hoggatt the Author
Mr. Hoggatt celebrated
Hoggatts in History*
High Point Museum
USS Hoggatt Bay
Wilford B. Hoggatt
*Not necessarily related to Mr. H
Born August 25
1530 Ivan the Terrible
1921 Monty Hall
1930 Sean Connery
1931 Regis Philbin
1949 Gene Simmons
1958 Tim Burton
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus
1965 Mr. Hoggatt
1970 Jo Dee Messina
Born in 1965
January: DJ Jazzy Jeff
February: Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
March: Sarah Jessica Parker
April: Kevin James
May: Brooke Shields
June: Elizabeth Hurley
July: J. K. Rowling
August: Mr. Hoggatt
September: Lennox Lewis
October: Ty Pennington
November: Ben Stiller
December: Katarina Witt
to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic:
Mr. Hoggatt conducts professional workshops for educators:
Artifacts of Engagement
Put objects into your students' hands. Organize a table to engage your students in three dimensions. Create a situation in your classroom that encourages academic rigor, while at the same time introducing your students to profound topics. Curate sets of items to increase focus on comprehension, curiosity, and creative thinking in any subject.
Open-Ended Math & Language
Encourage reluctant students to enter the lesson. Hook them and engage them with open-ended conversations. These ideas can be as structured as the teacher chooses. The presenter uses curated graphics to start conversations that can become larger activities and projects in the math and language realms. Once in the lesson, students voluntarily remain for the instruction.
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The Author Speaks
D. Ed. Hoggatt is an inspirational presenter with more than 30 years of experience teaching elementary age students in public schools. He holds degrees in public speaking and elementary education. He has performed in community theater productions and is a former newspaper editor. He currently enjoys preaching for the churches of Christ when called to do so. In his book and history presentations, he covers each of the following three topics. He may also tailor a presentation to meet your needs, or make a presentation about George Washington and Growth Mindset, similar to the workshop described above.
Mr. Hoggatt welcomes invitations to visit schools and other groups to share about the writing experience. Mr. Hoggatt will help students understand the process of writing, from concept to completion, while emphasizing the joy that comes with each step. He may also present information about self-publishing, all while sharing excerpts of his fiction and nonfiction writing.
Mr. Hoggatt describes his personal experiences during the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. This presentation is truthful, heartfelt, and encouraging, as this author discusses being in a nearby classroom when the blast occurred. This is a student's rare opportunity to hear from someone who lived through this important historic event, as they learn the differences between being a victim and being a survivor.
This presentation coincides with Hoggatt's original work, Crumbling Spirit.
Fury and Compassion
On May 22, 2011, Mr. Hoggatt watched and listened as an EF-5 tornado destroyed a large portion of Joplin, Missouri, along with the lives of two of his best friends. His presentation brings them into the emotions of the situation and helps them realize that we can do more than read about such tragedies or watch them on the news.
This presentation coincides with Hoggatt's novel, Out of the Wind.