Jeff Beedy is the pioneer of sport-based youth development and a recognized leader in whole child education. At Harvard, Jeff studied with renowned child psychologists Carol Gilligan, Lawrence Kohlberg, Robert Selman, and Sesame Street founder Gerald Lesser and later taught Social Reflections of Literature for Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Robert Coles. Jeff is the author of the Total Human Development (THD) and Positive Learning Using Sports (PLUS) models of education and child development. PLUS is implemented around the globe including China, South Korea, and the United States and Canada. The PLUS model was used in conjunction with a UN grant to bridge peace between the Greek and Turkish children on the island of Cyprus. In 2010, Jeff was hired to be the founding head of the first boarding school to open in South Korea’s 2 billion dollar Global Education City on Jeju Island. Jeff's most recent books Dancing with the Natives and The New Science of Sport-based Education are available on Amazon. In his earlier years, Jeff played in the Cape Cod Baseball league and skied on the freestyle tour in California. Jeff and his wife Karyn are musicians and play professionally as the Nadia and Jocko Band. Jeff and Karyn enjoy skiing with their five grandchildren and many nephews and nieces throughout New England.