About Mike Dunn

Mike has been working to build strong connections between students and communities in outdoor and indoor classrooms for over 15 years. His practice is rooted in a deep understanding of History and the foundation on which we build our personal and institutional educational philosophies and values. He currently serves as the Director of College Counseling at a small independent school outside of Philadelphia, teaching courses in interest/career exploration, college essay writing, and college admissions fundamentals.

Fulfilling The Interdisciplinary Dream

picture courtesy Exploring Education The education world is all about buzzwords. From early classes in all disciplines to graduate level courses in specialized topics, practitioners are constantly throwing around terms like “differentiation”, “STEM” (now STEAM), “flipped classrooms”, “high-stakes testing”, “collaborative learning”, and “MOOCs”. These catch phrases live in the [...]

Learning With Our Inner-Gamer: Using Board Games in the Social Studies Classroom

The idea of using games in the classroom has been a popular practice for teachers across varying disciplines for years. Board games have offered meaningful ways for teachers to easily captive students in learning experiences; scenario based games have offered teachers means to encourage students to think more deeply about topics; card games have [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:38:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Instruction&Curriculum, Social Studies|3 Comments