Chief Education Reimagineer
Hi, I'm Phil Jarvis.
Rather than tests and grades to differentiate, I believe if public education would focus on igniting and channeling students’ sense of purpose, wonder, innocence, justice, creativity, hope, and unbounded potential, the world would soon be kinder, more equitable, healthier, and more sustainable, in every sense.
These days I'm focused on:
Co-hosting HIEC's Parents as Career Coaches Podcast Throughout my career development practitioners and educators have lamented the difficulty of getting parents engaged in their children's education and career deveeloped. With inspiring and engaging guests and free online resources we are providing parents the motivation and practical tools to become more engaged with their children in purposeful career and life planning.
Developing a new online tool to help youth and adults explore how they can contribute to making the world better - i.e., find their purpose - using the UN Global Goals for creating a healthier, happier, fairer, and more sustainable world.
TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD
Every child possesses the most remarkable, renewable, expandable, natural resource on the planet – a human brain – with limitless capacity for wonder, imagination, creativity, empathy, and love.
Children haven’t yet fully accepted boundaries of convention, convenience, prejudice, hate, or inertia to which many adults have surrendered. Once they find their purpose, every child has the potential for prodigious accomplishments in any field she or he cares deeply enough about.
Rather than marks and grades, if public education focused on igniting and channeling students’ sense of purpose, wonder, innocence, justice, creativity, hope, and unbounded potential, in less than a generation the world will be kinder, more equitable, and healthier in every sense.
Responding to questions from Raza Abbas
Thoughtexchange Virtual Event. Helping Students Find Their WHY.
Thoughtexchange Virtual Event. Reimagining Education.
"There is an interesting limitation with Linked-In's recommendation system: I had a hard time selecting the "role" Phil was in when we worked together. That is simply because I have connected with Phil in most of his roles - at least those since 1989. And, although he might not remember, it goes back even further, to when I provided database updates for the CHOICES computerized career guidance system back in 1986. So, I have known Phil and his work for a very long time.
Phil is a legend in Canadian - and world - career development circles. He has been working to give people, and especially young people, solid information, planning help and connection to the workforce since - well since forever. He has a clear vision for practical and community-infused approaches to helping young people to not only imagine but to enact preferred futures. It would be impossible to describe his incredibly long list of achievements, commitments and contributions to career development within this space, but he is in my Top 5 Most Trusted Career people on the planet (and I am known as a very tough marker)."
Dean, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University