I strongly believe that Jeff Beedy is the finest educator (and human being) I've met in two decades of teaching and doing educational research.
Pulitzer Prize Winner Dr. Robert Coles
At Harvard, Jeff Beedy studied with renowned child psychologists Carol Gilligan, Lawrence Kohlberg, Robert Selman, and Sesame Street founder Gerald Lesser. Jeff taught Social Reflections of Literature for Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Robert Coles. Jeff is the author of the Total Human Develop (THD) and Positive Learning Using Sports (PLUS) models of education and child development www.positivelearningusingsports.com. PLUS is used around the globe including China, South Korea, and throughout the United States and Canada. Jeff's PLUS model for child development was used in conjunction with a UN grant and the Olympic Doves Movement to bridge peace between the Greek and Turkish children on the island of Cyprus. In 2010, Jeff became the founding head of Korea International School which was the first boarding school to open in South Korea’s 2 billion dollar Global Education City on Jeju Island. Jeff is currently, working on a new book titled Positive Leading Using Sports: Reframing Children’s Sports to Teach Survival Skills. In his earlier years, Jeff played in the Cape Cod Baseball league and skied in the freestyle tour. Jeff and his wife Karyn are musicians and play professionally as the Nadia and Jocko Band.