John Patton is the IBDP Coordinator and University Guidance Counselor at St. Gilgen International School. He loves the power of education, and is driven by helping students discover in themselves their purpose and the positive impact they can have in the world both locally and globally. In this capacity, he constantly engages with students on topics involving motivation and future career options. As a pedagogical leader, John leads workshops focused on effective teaching and learning for the development of student passions. His current research critically evaluates the ways educational institutions support the development of student purpose through reliable pedagogical techniques.