The Joys of Thinking Philosophically (grades 7-12) - student session
Socrates declared that the unexamined life was not worth living … Was he right, philosophically? And, if not, philosophically, what is the value and usefulness of developing a philosophic viewpoint in our daily experience? That you probably had to pause and consider all this just now has already made your life richer. Thinking philosophically, in fact, can lead to a deeper understanding of the complicated issues in history, education and everyday life. This interactive seminar, that will examine moral dilemmas, will start you on your way. Come explore ways of pondering life … and make it worth living.
Fountain Valley School of CO
Controlling Anxiety for Healthy Educational Objectives - presentation
It is one of life’s burdens – the college application process. Make it easier on yourself by learning some of the tools that will enable you to be an appealing admissions candidate. Most importantly, discover and be reassured that you do not need to compromise on hopes and dreams to find a college that will serve you best.
Options for College
The Joys of Thinking Philosophically - Fountain Valley School of CO
Tacoma, WA 2013 (student session)
A Practical Map for the Road to College - Options for College
Baltimore, MD 2015 (presentation)
It's a Small World ... After All (grades 4-8) - student session
J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was first and foremost a scholar of languages and literature. Although he was enthralled by linguistic origins, structure and influences, Tolkien never forgot that language, at its core, serves to communicate needs and interests in the most efficient way possible. Tolkien’s elves, dwarves, orcs … each had their distinctive languages (that Tolkien created). Yet, we can almost understand them when we hear them speak. Why is that? You will obtain an idea when you delve into unknown realms in unfamiliar languages and discover how universal communicating with others can be.
WorldSpeak Language Immersion Private School
The Null Curriculum: The Most Important Lessons - presentation
Only a few people know about The Null Curriculum. That's because The Null Curriculum doesn't exist; it is never discussed and it is never offered in schools. It is what children learn from what they are never taught. Research tells us that the presence of omission has a profound impact on all learners. In fact, it is arguably the most important piece of any curriculum that forms the character and world view of young people in any culture, religion, or country. The Null Curriculum is a vital part of human development that deserves to be understood by more than "a few people". Join a discussion and become more aware of a hidden pedagogy too important to ignore.
The Jewish High School of Connecticut
It's a Small World ... After All - WorldSpeak Language Immersion School
Los Angeles, CA 2015 (student session)
The Null Curriculum: The Most Important Lessons - The Jewish High School of CT
Stamford, CT 2016 (presentation)