Boston EdTalks: Francis Pina, Charlestown High School on Authenticity

Francis Pina learned from experience that the power of learning can be multiplied - with the power of reality

By Ted McEnroe, Director of External Communications

On this edition of the Boston EdTalks podcast - it’s time to get real.

Ethan Bronner talks with 2017 Boston EdTalks presenter Francis Pina, a math teacher at Charlestown High School, about the importance of being authentic as a classroom teacher.

At Charlestown, Pina focuses on fostering a culture that not only teaches his students math skills, but also strategies for moving forward, asking questions, sharing answers and connecting math knowledge with broader learning, critical thinking and applied skills. Those skills set them up to succeed long after their high school careers are over.