"I strongly believe that Jeff Beedy if the finest educator (and human being) I've met in two decades of teaching and doing research.
Pulitzer Prize Winner
Dr. Robert Coles
Jeff is the pioneer of sport-based youth development. 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. PLUS is used around the globe including China, South Korea, and the United States and Canada. 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 became 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 book The New Science of Sport-based Education is available on Amazon. Currently, Jeff is helping organizations around the world better serve children through sports. Jeff has two daughters, Bailey and Amanda, and five grandchildren. Jeff and Karyn love spending time with their family on both the east and west coast. 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.