The Veteran Educator Sat Down To Discuss His Life, His Career, and His Professional Philosophy
REDONDO BEACH. CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 31, 2022 / It is with great enthusiasm that veteran educator Dal Sohi announced the launch of his educational consulting practice, K-12 Education Solutions, via a new, in-depth interview. The interview, which was conducted by freelance journalist Stefan Junge on behalf of an online periodical aimed at businesspeople and entrepreneurs, was published on March 18, 2022.
Early in the piece, Dal Sohi responds to a question about where the idea for his new consulting practice came from, saying, "I have been fortunate to work with teachers from more than 30 countries around the world and experience education through multiple lenses. I have learned from each of them and have a vast array of strategies and perspectives that I have added to my ‘toolkit' over the past 35 years. I have worked with curricula from around the world and my experience with accrediting schools has furthered my knowledge base. I felt that it was time for me to offer my skills and knowledge to schools that seek an external and unbiased view of their strengths and areas for growth."
Further along in the interview, Dal is asked how he brings ideas to life, replying, "it all starts with creating student-focused schools. We have to make sure that we understand how to create an ecosystem that supports learning, wellness, and connectedness. As the world has evolved around us, education hasn't entirely kept pace. Many schools are still primarily teacher centered. Teachers talk, students listen, and there's only one voice at a time for much of the lesson. For the most part, students are still required to be more focused on the teacher than on each other. I am working to help schools understand that students must be treated as partners in the learning process. There needs to be a balance of power and a co-constructing of knowledge and understanding."
The full text of the interview can be read here.
Anyone interested in learning more about Dal Sohi or the services offered by his educational consulting firm is encouraged to visit the company's official website.
About Dal Sohi
Dal Sohi is a professional teacher and school leader with more than 35 years of experience in educational institutions spanning four countries.
In 2003, Dal made the decision to broaden his horizons in his chosen field. Already the principal of a dual-language elementary school in British Columbia, he chose to relocate to Atlanta International School in Atlanta, Georgia, an International Baccalaureate School offering a bilingual program in four different languages. He remained there for seven years, first as the Head of Primary School, then as the Head of Curriculum and Professional Development K-12. From there, he moved on to the International School of Beijing as that institution's Head of Elementary, where he spent three years. After his time in China, Sohi was ready to seek out another new adventure and accepted a position as Head of School at the Alexander Dawson School in Las Vegas, Nevada. A firm believer in learning and growing in his career, he then moved to Dubai, assuming the role of Head of School at another IB school, Dar Al Marefa, before concluding his career at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, California.
Dal Sohi retired as an educator in 2021 in order to pursue a career meant to serve students and schools in a new capacity. He currently offers his comprehensive experience and skillset to schools around the world as a consultant. As a means of facilitating this ambitious goal, he created his own consulting agency, K-12 Education Solutions.
Originally from British Columbia in Canada, Dal considers himself to be a global citizen. He has traveled to more than 50 countries throughout the course of his life, and speaks four languages: English, French, Punjabi, and Mandarin.
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