Jeffrey Outinen is from a small town in Michigan. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education, holds a Michigan Teaching Certificate and is certified to teach Social Studies and History in grades 6-12. In 2018, he completed a master’s degree in International Baccalaureate Education from Oakland University and holds an additional certificate in Teaching and Learning from the International Baccalaureate.
Since 2010, he has instructed a variety of subjects from 7th grade Social Studies in Michigan to AP Economics in South Korea. He has always found that the foundation of his classes starts with creating a safe environment where students are encouraged to take risks and push themselves to succeed as learners. In every class he tries to take an international-mindedness approach, centered around learning from multiple perspectives, with an added emphasis on self-reflection. In each class, he tries to make learning as engaging as possible by using active, collaborative, inquiry-based lessons.
In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys playing golf, travel and spend time with his friends and family.