Carl Hobert is a veteran educator and administrator with over 30 years of experience working in K-12 schools in the US and abroad, most recently in Rwanda for 1.5 years. He has developed the role play-based 'Intellectual Outward Bound' case study approach to conflict resolution, is trilingual (English, Spanish and French) and is the author of "Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet" (Beacon Press).
Hobert is passionate about teaching conflict resolution. And he authors case studies that allow teachers, administrators, school staff members, parents and students to "walk in the shoes of others" as they role play many different sides in his high-energy conflict resolution-based exercises that are exciting and action-packed educational experiences. His latest case study, "Joint Decisions", is based on a true story of marijuana possession and consumption at an off-campus high school party. The fascinating role play-based case study involves six people: three soon-to-graduate grade 12 students; a mother hosting the party with her grade 12 daughter; the principal of the high school; and the school security officer, who is on duty as a police officer on the night of the party, breaks up the party, and arrests one of the students - the grade 12 valedictorian - who the officer finds to be in possession of marijuana at the party.
TedX Talk in Worcester, MA focusing on the Rwandan genocide.
Carl Hobert is a graduate of Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) where he received a BA in Political Science and French. He went on to earn an MA in Spanish, also at Middlebury College, and then a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, MA).
Hobert is the author of "Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet" (Beacon Press), as well as role play-based case studies on global issues (focusing on the Arab-Israeli conflict) and national issues, including "Joint Decisions), focused on the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in the US.