Finding an English Speaking Therapist in Tokyo and Yokohama

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in Featured Content, Reflections on Counseling

During times of difficulty a school counselor can be a tremendous help but it can also be essential to find an English speaking therapist in Tokyo or Yokohama. One of the things I love about working in a school is that I am available to help people in a setting where they are as opposed […]

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, […]

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 […]

Nourish 2016 Conference

Nourish 2016 Conference

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in 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 […]

Practice TOK Presentation Checklist

Practice TOK Presentation Checklist

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in TOK

Stay Calm the Practice TOK Presentation is Just One Among Many Assessments We have a practice TOK presentation coming up for grade 11. The students have had a number of examples to consider in class including one of the IBOs sample presentations along with examiner feedback and a sample presentation from the Grade 12 class […]

Wisdom in Education Lesson 1

Wisdom in Education Lesson 1

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 in PSHE

For the first Grade 10 PSHE Wisdom class it was essential to redefine the approach to PSHE more toward the concept of decision making and becoming a wise person away from the topic by topic approach that typifies the Grade 9 PSHE class. The benefit of approaching it this way was to both simultaneously set the […]

Situations in Substance Use Lesson

Situations in Substance Use Lesson

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in HS Pastoral Care, PSHE

When you are involved with decision making in social situations about drugs and alcohol a number of factors influence your emotions and your thinking. It is useful to consider these factors before you are in those situations so that you act in a way that makes every situation as safe and enjoyable as possible. Part […]