In the summer of 2012, my wife and I moved to San Diego from London in order to teach in the High Tech High system. I taught 11th grade at High Tech High North County for two years, then moved to High Tech High Chula Vista where I taught one more year of 11th grade, and moved to 10th grade for another two years.
Last year I changed everything up, and became a “teacher on special assignment”: professional learning coordinator for all the Chula Vista schools, plus internship coordinator.
Prior to joining High Tech High, I worked at the Innovation Unit in London, England.
While I was working at the Innovation Unit, I wrote Work that Matters: The Teacher's Guide to Project-based Learning.
I first became interested in project-based learning when I was doing my PhD (which focused on the British playwright Peter Nichols) at the University of Sheffield (in England).