jeffrey Peyton

jeffrey Peyton

Founder, Play Tectonics


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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
As early as high school, I could feel that I wanted to make a mark, but I didn't know how or what.
After my freshman year at NYU, I studied in Vienna, Austria--which changed my life forever.
When I got out of the Army in 1969 I moved to New Haven, CT. took a room at the YMCA, began substitute teaching.
Got my 1st car, my 1st apartment, got my teaching cert. and worked in the inner city high school
I left teaching and started doing puppet shows with my fiance--way out of my comfort zone but in step with a desire to be
doing something different--building a life. Started doing workshops and we were awarded 3 consecutive grants to bring my work into every city elementary school. Learning how puppets turned on kids.
In 1977 I co-authored an article in a big education magazine and 10,000 teachers from all over the world responded. I was not ready, but I knew that I had struck a chord in the marketplace of ideas.
We embarked on a 3-year detour and life-crash--moved far away, failed partnership, stress and we divorced. Moved from NC to Virginia where I began working for a college friend who asked me to publish
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Social Sciences, General
Bard College
Career

Career

Founder, Play Tectonics

I am leading a movement to transform the learning culture

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I'm older and wiser now. I am also late blooming. I work with a team of individuals who have embraced my vision and work with them--we are an organic unit, moving, sharing, building. We are developing a pathway locally, but that path will be scaled outward as the project evolves. I write. Use project management software, and I am using skills and mustering the courage to overcome comfort zones that I also built over the years on this journey. It's never too late to push yourself outward.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Build relationships. Give and Learn. It's the most important thing you can do as you walk your path. Become a Dorothy on a yellow brick road. Her determination and openness are worthy of your respect and emulation.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Build relationships. Write your life goals down. Declare your intention, so that when you meet people who take you seriously you will be clear about who you are and what you are looking for.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Apprenticeship
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"If you have a dream, and the dream appears misguided or a flight of fancy, be prepared to spend a lot of time in your interior--it can be lonely. After a while, people avoid asking questions. "

Be honest with yourself. Be your own best friend. Find someone who is already on a path doing some kind of variation on what you think you will need to do, and align with people who are serious about the path they are on--ask questions, learn, appreciate them and yourself, and work hard to organize your way forward.

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Learning Issues

I started out very 60s doing puppet shows and later began to build an education business. But I knew little about business building. Even with some financial support from a friend, I failed many times.