I work with schools and organizations primarily in the areas of classroom management, multiple intelligences, promoting critical and creative thinking, dialogue in the classroom and Socratic Seminars. Contact me to schedule a phone call or meeting to customize the work we do together. Examples include:
I work with colleges and universities mainly around dialogue, or shared inquiry. Many upper-level classes are seminars based in discussion, but many people do not realize that group conversations can be deepened into dialogue.
Discussions are often characterized by brief, individual answers to exploratory questions and are typically meant to broaden a topic by collecting multiple opinions. They tend to converge toward a “right” answer or conclusion. Shared inquiry, or dialogue, is characterized by collaborative answers to provocative questions and is based in cooperative efforts toward a greater shared understanding. Participants work together to strengthen all positions for mutual benefit. For more on this, see Professor Neil Mercer's excellent presentation here. Examples of how I could help at the college level:
I work with museums and other institutions to help train museum staff and also to provide professional development workshops for teachers. Here's how I can help:
I can work with businesses to facilitate better and more efficient communication for staff meetings, box calls, video conferencing, company retreats and more. Examples include:
I can work with families to help with education-related issues, such as: learning difficulties, behavior issues, school placement, anxiety, and more. Contact me to set up an interview to determine if I can indeed help. Examples include:
I am available for phone or Skype consultations for a large variety of educational topics. Please contact me and I will be honest about whether I can be of service. Examples include: