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My life is guided by intentional thought. Whether I am planning a learning experience in class or envisioning my personal/professional goals for the day, I have come to rely on rational self-reflection and intentionality to help me make the best choice.

In the classroom, intention drives me to:

 

                 Provide clear learning goals   

                 

                  Use creative and engaging                             assessments to track                                     students' progress                                                                                                                  Allow students to share their                      success and reflect on their                           learning

   

Growing up as the son of an English professor (who's still teaching after 50 years in the classroom), I always had the desire to follow in his footsteps, but studying cultural anthropology (BA) and international affairs (MA) instilled in me a desire to travel the world to discover and demystify as much as I could. That wanderlust propelled me to live, study, work and teach in over 100 countries, and has also instilled in me an immeasurable wealth of living experiences that enrich the learning experiences I create in the classroom!  

Ancient Rome Market Day, aka

"How I learned to love a toga"

Loads of fun on our Week Without

Walls trip.

Sending my Model United Nations

Secretary General off into the real world. 

Click below to view this play list to my "Capture Your Flag" Interview series

Golfing with my students has allowed me to form meaningful relationships with them.

Worldwide educator striving to inspire the next generation of globally competent leaders. Life-long learner that combines activism with resourcefulness to seek solutions to pressing international issues. Problem-solver that relies on passion, tech expertise and pedagogy to help teachers and students reach their potential as dynamic global citizens. Twenty years of humanitarian work, travel and teaching in over one hundred countries results in a passionate belief in the power of diversity and a wealth of teachable experiences to draw upon. Created and operates a global philanthropic organization. Experience practicing and teaching Mindfulness provides grounding and positivity to take on any challenge.

Tying all of my students' ties in preparation for the middle school dance.

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