Michael went to school in Cambridge, and university at Edinburgh, where he majored in history and was awarded an MA with honours. He did his PGCE at Exeter University, spending his first couple of years as a teacher in London.
Michael has worked in various different schools in Bogotá and Lima since 2001, and his last position was as TOK Coordinator, Head of Form VI, and MYP humanities teacher at Newton College, Peru, from 2016 – 2020. Over the years, he has also collaborated with Cambridge University Press on written and video blogs, resource development, and in-school seminars and workshops for students and teachers.
Michael created the TOK Coordinator’s handbook for ManageBac (see the first volume here, and second volume here), and has helped them to create many of their TOK resources. He has delivered various webinars to help promote their support for TOK, such as their ‘Around the World in 24 Hours’ event. Watch his discussion on ‘How to set up a great TOK department’ here, and ‘Making the most of TOK 2022’ here.
Michael is dedicated to revolutionizing not just resources for TOK, but also how to conceive of the course itself.
Michael has strong opinions about education and regularly delivers thought provoking opinion posts via LinkedIn. To follow Michael please click here.