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Michael Hubbard

Irvine Unified
Fifth Grade Teacher
Michael Hubbard is a fourteen year veteran educator with the Irvine Unified School District, currently teaching fifth grade at Deerfield Elementary. Michael has a Master’s Degree in Education from Cal State Fullerton, and is a Fellow of the UCI Writing Program. Michael focuses on improving ways of scaffolding critical thinking within student writing. Implementing DBQ\'s in his classroom, Michael\'s students are able take part in deep academic conversations which in-turn lead to improved use of citation and justification of their thinking of social studies content. Michael is now working on using the DBQ process to promote increased civic-mindedness that lead to students changing their community in positive ways. Michael has created a role-playing game that is integrated into the social studies curriculum in which students travel back in time to interact with indigenous tribes, colonists, and settlers across the continent.