"The challenge of being a holistic educator is that I must continually put myself at the center of my own life before I teach students to do the same with their lives, " DeJean says. "If I am not living a healthy, abundant and balanced life then I cannot help my students to do the same with their own lives. I cannot give from an empty cup."
(Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Spring 2005 )
Dr. William DeJean is an internationally recognized writer, researcher, speaker, educator, and social justice and equity advocate who believes education at its best, helps us all to thrive. For William, Education to Thrive means creating, leading, and supporting educational opportunities that by design, helps individuals, communities, and organizations, find their way in the world.
For over 20 years, William has taught both at the high school and university level, and in 2002 he was named San Diego County Teacher of the Year. In 2009, he introduced AVID to Australia, and spent the intial years coordinating the efforts and initiatives for the advancement of the program. In 2010 he was a featured speaker at Tedx Canberra speaking on AVID’s development throughout Australia.
Today William’s opportunities to write, consult and speak internationally on holistic educational perspectives are ever-expanding his professional platform, and creating what is next on the journey for Education to Thrive.
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