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Pete Dymock

Peter Dymock

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Pete Dymock was always fascinated with American culture and grew up daydreaming about his future in the NBA. Half of Pete’s dream was realized when he won a green card and moved to New York City, where, as an actor, he portrayed at least one pro basketball player. 

Pete has taught K-12 students for the last thirteen years and currently teaches 4th grade at Pluralistic School One in Santa Monica. Pete believes that we’re not defined by any one thing that we are or do, and it’s his mission to help others reveal their own potential so they can lead happy and fulfilling lives.  


Pete holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology from Federation University and SUNY Cortland, and he earned his Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the Sunshine Coast. He also completed three years of professional actor training at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan. Outside of teaching, Pete considers himself a dabbler and enjoys reading, writing, video editing, still playing basketball, and spending quality time with his daughter Sabina and partner, Eva.

My Course

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? 

It's a question that plagues us from early in our lives and continues to pursue us as we get older. As a result, many of us think of a career as having a title, climbing the corporate ladder, or falling into a job. We’re also told that if we just do what we feel passionate about, our purpose will eventually reveal itself. Regardless of whether you believe in passion or purpose, progress begins with action. 


In “What Do You Want To Be?” students will utilize a series of practical tools and exercises to reveal their natural talents and figure out how and where to apply those skills to future endeavors. By tapping into the desires, fears and resources that propel us forward (or backwards), students will walk away with a greater sense of confidence in their ability to face the important decisions that lay ahead, whether that be in their careers or personal lives.

The Neurobiology of the Teenage Brain

Between the ages of 12 and 24, a number of fundamental, sometimes challenging changes are taking place in the brain, and as such, adolescence is often misunderstood as a period of recklessness, impulsivity and immaturity. But what if the teenage years were an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a life of purpose and adventure?

In this course, students will delve into the intricate workings of the adolescent brain, from synaptic pruning to the maturation of key brain regions, with the goal of examining the impact these changes have on emotions, behavior and cognition. Utilizing a blend of scientific research, real-life case studies, and practical exercises, students will learn how to safely take risks, deal with complex emotions and problems, and lean into the challenges and opportunities that arise during this critical period of development.

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