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.
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow UP? (Grades: All)
It’s a question that plagues us from early in our lives and continues to follow us around as we get older. As a result, many of us think of a career as having a title, climbing the 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 Life on Purpose, students will utilize a series of practical tools and exercises to reveal their natural talents and interests, and figure out how and where to apply those skills to future endeavors. The course will begin with the “Mindset of Purpose” and students will work together to create a “Why Statement.” From there, we will “Define A Mentor” and “Create A Vision” for the future, with a culminating experience of taking one actionable step in the direction of that vision.
By the end of the course, students should have a greater sense of awareness and confidence in their ability to face the important decisions that lay ahead, whether that be in their careers or personal lives.