Howard Jayne, who taught history, political science, international relations and other subjects in Muskogee Public Schools for 26 years, has died, according to the family.
Jayne was known for engaging his students not as children or teenagers, but as equals, prodding them to learn through engagement rather than rote. Generations of Muskogee students proclaimed him their favorite teacher.
His wife, Lillian Jayne, a Muskogee Realtor, was also a longtime and beloved teacher.
Howard Jayne was 75.