Hello! I'm Mr. Kratovil and I would like to welcome you to 8th grade social studies. My goal is to improve every students' critical-thinking, reading, problem-solving and writing skills. I use a variety of teaching methods and activities in the classroom, and am a big proponent of hands-on, experiential learning. I believe open communication and support between the family, the student, and myself is essential for the student's success and having a positive learning experience. I look forward to working with you all and having an excellent school year.