| • Name: Menelik Tafari |
| • Title: Teacher / Consultant / Researcher |
| • Affiliation: UCLA & Crossroads School |
| • Website: [meneliktafari.com meneliktafari.com] |
| • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menelikt |
Menelik Tafari has been a speaker at IndieCade events.
About Menelik Tafari
Menelik Tafari is a teacher, researcher, and consultant based out of Los Angeles, California.
In the classroom, Menelik has taught every subject (grades 6-12) using game-based and design-based instruction. His doctoral research at UCLA focuses on school design and iteration; and the integration of encounter groups, culture circles and design teams. He participates and supports multiple research projects, including the study of Relational Pedagogy in high-tech medical encounters; a play-based after-school program for the UCLA Community School; and a Soka Education research group at Soka University of America which he advises. He currently serves as the Middle School Diversity Coordinator and Life Skills instructor at Crossroads School.