Education & Homeschooling
Below are some resources that free-thinking teachers and homeschooling parents will enjoy. I have always had a love of games and game design, so I try to combine that with my experience in instructional design and workshop design to create immersive and comprehensive learning opportunities for individuals and groups. Ultimately, I would like to start creating educational video games that teenagers can get invested in, and perhaps even role-playing experiences.
They Shall Not Grow Old
A Module About the Fragility of Life and the Realities of World War I
They Shall Not Grow Old is a week-long exercise that is designed to foster deep empathy for front-line soldiers in World War I. It is ideal for history courses that cover World War I as part of the curriculum, or for English instructors looking for a change of pace.
Homeschooling parents whose children like Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, or a similar game will have a blast with this module.
Hold Your Fire
A Week of Career Discovery
This week-long module is designed to provide students at the secondary school level with a platform to “think big” about themselves and their futures. Through a mixture of discussion and personal reflection activities, students will develop a more robust perspective of who they are, what they have to offer, and what they can accomplish in a lifetime.
Designed according to accepted coaching principles and aligned with the most recent career trends that modern professionals are experiencing, Hold Your Fire (HYF) will provide students with the necessary perspectives, confidence, and tools they need to develop a life plan and a sense of agency regarding that plan.
Critical Thinking & Intellectual Virtues
Despite being one of the explicit goals of many Western educational institutions, a lack of critical thinking ability is endemic at all levels of education as well as in the adult populace. Furthermore, many educators lack methods to teach or assess critical thinking, which has long been an ill-defined concept. In response to these challenges, an approach to fostering critical thinking based on intellectual virtues is proposed. A framework of four “cardinal” intellectual virtues (Precision, Objectivity, Openness, and Humility) provides the basis for a comprehensive framework of ninety-six distinct knowledges, values, skills, and behaviors. This framework can be adapted to suit instructional needs at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.