Focus Areas

Theory of Knowledge Theory of Knowledge

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars […]

International School Counseling International School Counseling

Working hard “upstream” to help people as they go downstream successfully navigate difficulty and to be resilient in the face of adversity?   I am on faculty at the Yokohama International School in Yokohama, Japan and work as an international school counselor to provide responsive services and guidance oriented curriculum for middle and high school […]

Personal Social Health Education Personal Social Health Education

Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) is one of our key opportunities in secondary education to help make adolescence a positive transformative experience that spans the gap between childhood and adulthood. Rather than structure this course around key content areas, it is most powerful to organize learning around a multiple domain view of wellness and decision making.  The final aims of […]

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The Way Forward for America

The Way Forward for America

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Editorial, Featured Content

It is now undeniably clear that the US is in full batshit crisis. As much as I dislike Trump, the ignorance of white supremacy, and cannot fathom how working class Americans could support the very people who are maintaining their oppression, I can with confidence say the mutual antagonism as it exists currently has ruined […]

The Art of Photography –

The Art of Photography –

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in Featured Content, Presentations, Technology

February 6 and 7, 2017 – Three hour introduction to photography workshop for middle school and high school students. Offered as part of the 2017 Tech Days Conference for students at Yokohama International School Description: Bring your camera and computer to this hands-on session and work with the essential components of digital photography to take your image […]

Parenting in the Digital Age

Parenting in the Digital Age

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in Featured Content, Parenting, Presentations

PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE – Expert panelist for this exciting online course by Eduro Learning. 6 individual courses designed just for parents, featuring awesome educators and parents. How, what and why are kids sharing online? Learn about how your child interacts with social media in our “Parenting in the Digital Age” courses. ONLINE COURSES, […]

Latest Contributions

presentations, workshops, interviews

August 17, 2017 – Full Faculty Harassment Prevention Session
August 17, 2017 – Full Faculty Harassment Prevention Session

Delivered a Workplace Harassment Session for all faculty and staff at Yokohama International School. See presentation below… (more…)

- August 17, 2017 – Full Faculty Harassment Prevention Session
February 18, 2017 – Nourish Conference for Well-Being
February 18, 2017 – Nourish Conference for Well-Being at YIS

Facilitated Two Workshops as part of both Strand A and Strand B

Workshop 1: Helping girls find their passion and interests

Workshop 2: Intentionally Developing Wisdom (more…)

- February 18, 2017 – Nourish Conference for Well-Being
TOK Curriculum Review
October 24-26, 2016 – TOK Curriculum Review – The Hague

Participated in the second meeting of the IBDP course review for TOK with particular emphasis on reviewing the major assessment tasks for the course.

- TOK Curriculum Review