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
I have been fortunate to study with some of the great moral psychologists of our time including Lawrence Kohlberg, Carol Gilligan, Robert Selman, and the founder of Sesame Street, Gerald Lesser. After graduating from Harvard, I taught a course with Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Robert Coles called Social Reflection of Literature. I remember walking into Dr. Coles office and mentioning that I hadn't read any of the books that he used in his course. I distinctly remember Dr. Cole's response, "That is great Jeff, you can teach from your heart." Dr. Coles taught me about the power of connecting mediums such as literature, sports, photography, music, and your heart with the teaching and learning of life. Since Harvard, I have created sport-and-music-based programs around the globe including China, South Korea, Cyprus, Greece, Canada, and throughout the United States. My intention for creating this website is to share with you the transformative power that sports, music, and service can play in the lives of children. I believe Maria Montessori was right, "Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future." Jeff Beedy