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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Nourish 2016 Conference

Nourish 2016 Conference

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in Featured Content, Parenting, Presentations

Over the weekend, as a counseling team at YIS, we hosted the annual Nourish conference entitled Inside Out: Living and Flowing with Emotion. How do we keep in balance?. This year we altered the format slightly to offer more collective experiences to foster community and connection, as well as, as a an open workshop format […]

The Global Context of School Counseling

The Global Context of School Counseling

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Presentations, Reflections on Counseling

National School Counseling Week (NSCW) is fast approaching and I received a request from Erin Mason who I know through twitter to contribute to her student’s interviews at DePaul College of Education with counselors in the field and, in particular, to respond to the prompt “How is school counseling a global profession?” Thanks to Erin for […]

Linking IBDP Subjects with TOK

Linking IBDP Subjects with TOK

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 in TOK

No matter how good your academic program is the interdisciplinary links drawn between subjects can always be improved upon. Within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, there are many natural connections at conceptual and approach levels with Theory of Knowledge positioned well to pull the entire program together. To that end, this week at the Grade 11 year […]

Latest Contributions

presentations, workshops, interviews

Feb 15-16, 2016 – Renaissance College Hong Kong

Feb 15-16, 2016 – Renaissance College Hong Kong – External presenter at Transform Full-faculty PD Sessions. Offered hour long sessions on balance and resiliency, an extended session on fostering connection in school communities, and a key-note presentation on balance and technology.


- Feb 15-16, 2016 – Renaissance College Hong Kong
Project Adventure Japan 20th Anniversary Symposium

Celebrating 20 Years of Project Adventure Japan – Oct 24-25, 2015 – Takao, Japan

October 24-25, 2015 – Experiential learning activity session on fostering wisdom in education and play as one possibility as to “where we go from here?”

- Project Adventure Japan 20th Anniversary Symposium
21clradio Resilience Interview

Sept, 2015 – Podcast Interview Education Vanguard #24 

Beep, ping, buzz.  In many ways those sounds and sensations dominate our lives in ways they have not done in years past. We are confronted with feedback on our efforts, our friendships and our thoughts. Much of this feedback is
great; sometimes not so great.   (more…)

- 21clradio Resilience Interview