Dispositions in Resilience Education

Posted on Apr 6, 2015 in Presentations, Reflections on Counseling

Middle School Educators Conference 2015 Homepage Breakout Session Presentation for Educators entitled “Dispositions for Resiliency” Description: Among the key life attributes we strive for with our students is for them to be resilient in the face of  adversity and challenge. While there has never been a better time for children to develop excellence across a myriad […]

Learning 2 Talk 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Presentations, Technology

The title of this short talk is “What is the opposite of alone?” and was delivered October of 2014 in front of a live audience of approximately 500 people and livestreamed to viewers unable to attend. The crew had a small issue with the sound used for the recording but this did not impact the […]

Positive Psychology Lesson

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in HS Pastoral Care, PSHE

Overview In this positive psychology lesson exercise students individually create 2 slides on a shared presentation to present a ‘Zen Style’ approach to “Staying Positive” (2mins) To complete the task each member of the class should choose an article, program or idea and present it to the group that is linked to Positive Psychology & […]

Harmony, Conspiracy, Serendipity – a tale of three great things in TOK

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Featured Content, Front Page, TOK

Three great things have happened over the past 24 hours. 1) Yesterday Emi Tamaru (YIS class of 2008) came in and spoke to my TOK class about her work as an artist in LA. This was completely unplanned but turned out to be an opportunity not to be missed. She has been involved in some amazing projects […]

Open Topic Presentation Blog Post

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in TOK

For your open topic presentation (#2 following your Attraction Presentation) you will: Find and describe a real-life situation (this choice is wide open to you).  Don’t spend all of your preparation time picking a real life situation. State your central knowledge question. Explain the connection between your real-life situation and your central knowledge question. Identify […]

Having a Voice in Identity Development for Multicultural Children

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 in Parenting, Presentations

Several weeks ago I was contacted by Kris Kosaka who writes for the Japan Times to assist with an article entitled “Identity issues can complicate a child’s path to becoming bilingual“. As an international school counselor and parent of bicultural children this is a topic that permeates both my work and parenting decisions. The article […]

Moving Forward on your Title

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in TOK

At this stage you are probably pretty anxious to get going on outlining your final essay and moving forward on your title. Like many things, success in this task is in the preparation. To that end there is still ample time for you to be able to flesh out the concepts and examples that will […]

Practice Presentation on Attraction

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in TOK

Option 1 – Science of Attraction Presentations – Due November 19th (sign-up to occur) First recap of sense perception main points: Our senses are useful in that we have little choice but to accept much of sense data as accurate and helpful. This is called “Common-sense Realism” At the same time, perception is made up […]

Wellness Program Mini Presentation

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in PSHE

Create a brief presentation that reviews 3 approaches that people have developed to help people improve in the area of wellness you worked on. Look at your “definition of wellness” inventory as you prepare for your presentation to help us understand how the programs you reviewed would help a person improve in your particular area. […]

Outline from Balancing the See Saw

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Activities, Presentations

Workshop Description – During this three hour session participants will take an in-depth look at finding balance with technology on individual and organizational levels. We will explore current thinking and popular media concerning the influence of technology on maintaining balance in our school, work, and personal lives. In this interactive session, we will evaluate how technology […]