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 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, […]

Moving Past, Photography and Poetry Exhibit

Moving Past, Photography and Poetry Exhibit

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Presentations

From May 6th to May 13th I have two pieces up in the Staff and Parent Art Exhibit in the Yokohama International School Library. Please stop by to see “Moving Past” and all of the impressive work by the other artists. With regard to the work I have exhibited, toward the end of 2014 I started to explore […]

Latest Contributions

presentations, workshops, interviews

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
Learning 2.016 Asia – Saigon
October 6-8, 2016 – Learning 2.016 Asia – Saigon

Students at some universities are taking some time away from their regular classes to think about questions such as, “What is wisdom? How do we define it? What does it mean to live a good life? What about a productive life? How do we manage when competing priorities (more…)

- Learning 2.016 Asia – Saigon