Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, M.S. 2001
City University of New York, Lehman College, B.S. 1996
Peter co-founded non-profit organizations in New York City; educational leadership and teaching in public and private schools throughout the country; program startup and management of an environmental education program in New England; AERO representative for New Hampshire and community organizer; curriculum committee member and consultant to various startup and existing projects; founder of Education Transformation; holistic coach for adolescents and families, leadership coach and educational consultant.
Main Interests/Focus Areas
Educational leadership, holistic health, alternative schools, holistic coaching for adolescents and families, leadership coaching, adult development and learning, curriculum development, teaching strategies, literacy strategies, content area development, environmental education, charter schools.
PM 522 Integrated Leadership for a Just and Sustainable World (3 credits)
Leadership is more than a title. Opportunities abound for leadership in everyday life, in our occupations, and in our learning environments in ordinary and extraordinary situations. Often we are expected to act within a very limited spectrum that falls within the dominant society’s definitions and beliefs about leadership. A different set of ideas and beliefs about leadership is possible and necessary for a just sustainable world: authentic leadership.
In this course learners explore paths to holistic, integrated, and authentic leadership. Learners will experience techniques for holistic and authentic leadership that integrate several philosophies, including authentic, contextual, holistic and values-based leadership, with their authentic self. Learners will explore leadership examples and theories from cultures all over the world (i.e. aboriginal, Chinese Philosophy, First Nations, Taoist, transformational, and tribal) and their own lives. The course emphasizes exploration and practice of an integrated leadership model for learning environments and for a more just, sustainable world.
PM 523 Holistic Health for Adolescents—an Ecological View: Empowering Youth through Understanding (3 credits)
The current health care and health crisis in many parts of the world has an immediate impact on adolescents. Often the targets of advertising that promotes unhealthy, unrealistic, and damaging views of health, adolescents have a right to be aware of how they are impacted by the societal and ecological systems in which they live. Introducing adolescents to a systems approach to their own health magnifies the power they have to understand and define their own well-being and that of the ecologies in which they live.
In this course learners explore the dynamics of ecological systems and how an ecological view of adolescent health leads to empowerment and lasting change. Learners also explore Western and Non-Western philosophies of health (i.e. allopathic (Western) medicine, Ayurveda, Herbalism, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, and traditional Chinese Medicine) as these relate to an ecological view. The emphasis is on techniques and lessons to empower adolescents to take charge of their health and the health of the ecologies in which they live.
- Integrated Learning and Leadership, with Peter Berg
- “Student Voice in New Hampshire.” Connect Supporting Student Participation, 206, 12
- “Empowering Youth to Take Charge of Their Health.” International Journal of Science, 4, 73-79.
- “Service Learning projects perfect for at-risk students?” Silhouettes e-journal, Winter 2011, 1-3