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
Jeff Beedy is a globally respected educator who is the author of the Total Human Development (THD) and Positive Learning Using Sports (PLUS) models of education and child development http://www.positivelearningusingsports.com. In 2013, Jeff joined New Open Group of China as the Superintendent of Bachuan International School. Jeff played baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League and pitched in Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox Hearst All New England Nine. Jeff also skied in the Freestyle tour. After a successful career as a teacher and coach, Jeff entered Harvard where he focused his research on how children understand and experience sports and games. Dr. Beedy studied at Harvard University with moral psychologists Lawrence Kohlberg, Robert Selman, Carol Gilligan, and Sesame Street founder Gerald Lesser and later taught with Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Robert Coles. Jeff has traveled the world leading programs that benefit children. Jeff was the founding head of Korea International School which was the first boarding school to open in Korea's 2 billion dollar Global Education City on Jeju Island, South Korea. Jeff's Positive Learning Using Sports model is used around the globe including China, South Korea, Cyprus, Greece, Cambodia, Canada, and throughout the United States. Jeff is currently the head of Laurel School and Camp on Cape Cod and working on a new book called The Other Classroom: Reframing Children's Sports to Teach 21st Century Survival Skills.