Created: 04/30/2014 8:27 PM KAALtv.com
By: Laura Lee
(ABC 6 News) -- This week we honor a middle school teacher from Austin.
"I'm still a little speechless," says Timothy Owen.
Owen is in his second year with the Austin Public School District. He currently teaches social studies at I.J. Holton. This year, he is teaching a year long course on Minnesota history.
"A lot of times, history is in the past so a lot of students want to keep it in the past, but i'm trying to find a way to bring it to todays events and make it relevant to their lives," says Owen.
Creating lessons using technology, something Owen says is exciting when he's learning the new tools along with his students.
"There's a famous quote that says if we don't learn from history, we're doomed to repeat it."
A mantra Owen uses in his lessons and in life.