We are going beyond
creating a framework.
We are starting

Philip Bowman is a full-time teacher at International School Bangkok and is partnering with teachers and schools around the world to reimagine special education.

Who We Are

OUR MISSION

To empower special education teachers and students through outstanding personalized learning experiences

OUR VISION

A new special education paradigm that cultivates self-directed learners who flourish inside and outside the classroom

MARIO Board of Educators

Expert educators continuously updating the MARIO Framework

We are always reviewing the best research and evolving our framework as a result. Researchers and thought leaders guide our work, but we take pride in being full-time teachers and administrators that are on the ground at the intersection of theory and practice.

We are currently bringing together remarkable leaders from different disciplines to form a Board of Advisors to help take our work to the next level.

Philip Bowman

Philip Bowman

International School Bangkok

Kristin Simmers

Kristin Simmers

NIST International School

Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell

Virginia Public Schools

Matt Barker

Matt Barker

International School Bangkok

Erin Madonna

Erin Madonna

International School Bangkok

Jay Lingo

Jay Lingo

American International School of Johannesburg

Ayla Reau

Ayla Reau

Victoria Shanghai Academy

Karissa Hultgren

Karissa Hultgren

American School of Wroclaw

Frankie Garbutt

Frankie Garbutt

St. George’s The British International School Munich

Priscilla Leighton

Priscilla Leighton

Ruamrudee International School

What We Prioritize

Listening

We believe students should do more talking and teachers should do more listening.

Researching

We prioritize identification and implementation of the best practices in learning and teaching.

Measuring

We meaningfully measure our impact and help other educators do so too.

Creating Partnerships

We focus on building the best relationships possible, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Giving Ownership

We understand that change is more meaningful when it comes from within.

Setting High Expectations

We know that setting high expectations is a critical first step to achieving remarkable results.

Being Flexible

We serve diverse needs and recognize the importance of flexible structures and approaches.

Innovating

We are always improving our framework and finding new ways to increase our impact.

Empowering learners one individual at a time.

The one-to-one sessions allow for an opening of another perspective into what you are currently going through in life and it really helps.
MARIO Learner

My students have made even more progress and showed greater engagement with their learning. Students have commented that they wish all their teachers could give them a similar structure. Also, the framework provides the often-required data to show student progress, particularly to management and external agencies.
Frankie Garbutt

Special Educator and Coordinator, St. George’s The British International School Munich

I am so thankful! I wouldn’t be the self-reflective person I am today if it wasn’t for my MARIO class.
MARIO Learner

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