THINK Global School

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Jarret Voytilla

Educator

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and what were you doing before arriving at THINK Global School?

I am originally from Canada and am currently homeless, but when not onsite with TGS I can usually be found in Thailand. I have been teaching internationally since 2003 in a diversity of fields across Science and Humanities.

2. What do you love most about teaching?

The transformational power of learning.

3. What aspects of THINK Global School’s educational model do you find most appealing?

TGS is not a content-focused school but rather a skills-focused experience. In the information economy, where almost any fact can be googled, it is quintessential that people have the skills to evaluate, manipulate, and apply knowledge to the new complexities that they encounter. Rote memorization and standardized testing for the factory economy are old school.

4. If you could make one major change to global education, what would it be?

Unleash more educators from the yoke of test-test-test so that they can in turn unleash students to truly learn-understand-apply.

5. Describe your teaching style or philosophy. Do you have any unique teaching methods you use to keep students engaged?

Come to TGS and find out 😉

6. Which of our core values do you feel you most embody, and why?

All of them of course – otherwise TGS would not be such a perfect fit for me.

7. Tell us about your favorite teaching experience pre-TGS

Years ago I ran a PBL workshop for a robotics workshop of 45 students – we had electronic music pumping through the PA speakers every class, and scenes from Baraka projecting against the wall as ironic juxtaposition to the course; meanwhile 11 teams of students unleashed their creative genius to design-build-program-test their solutions over and over. It was fierce, focused, and fun.

8. What is your most memorable travel experience thus far?

In 2011, TGS journeyed to the Galapagos Islands for 3 weeks for an educational experience entitled “Revolution and Evolution.” It was truly incredible and really challenging to describe sufficiently to others…. The walk to “school” everyday meant stepping around sleeping sea lions, half of our Science workshops were in the water, and we swam with sharks and rays. Mind-blowing.

9. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Anywhere the school wants to go!

10. What is your favorite book, and why?

I have no favorite book – I have many, and I am sure I will have many more. “Whatever blows your hair back,” as Will Hunting once said…. if you take a look at my photo, you can see that I am an avid reader.

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

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