The Boston Foundation celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by holding the 6th Annual Boston EdTalks event on May 4, 2017. The event featured ten inspiring presentations by local educators sharing their innovative classroom practices and ideas for how to bring great models to scale in schools and districts across Greater Boston and beyond.
Lissette Castillo, Spanish for Native Speakers Teacher, Fenway High School
"Fly by Those Nets: A Return to a Focus on Teaching"
Jeffrey Riley, Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools
"What We Don't Do But Should: Insisting on Mastery"
Sunny Pai, English Language Learner Director & Diploma Plus Director,
Charlestown High School
"Equity of Experience: Think Outside"
Josh Katzman, English Language Arts Teacher, Charlestown High School
Seamus Foy, English Language Arts Teacher, Another Course to College
"Elevators" and "Mirrors"
Francis Pina, Math Teacher, Codman Academy Charter Public School
"Unleashing the Power Within:
Leveraging Teacher Leaders to Drive Innovation & Success"
Dianne Kelly, Superintendent, Revere Public Schools
Will Schwartz, Math Teacher, Revere High School
I n t e r m i s s i o n
Sydney Chaffee, Humanities Teacher, 2017 MA Teacher of the Year, Codman Academy Charter Public School
"With Literacy & Justice for All: Critical Theory in the Classroom"
Ariel Maloney, English Teacher, Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School
"Finding Your Breath: Creating More Mindful Schools"
Lindsey Minder, Grade Two Lead Teacher, Codman Academy Charter Public School
"Mapping Meaning: Getting Lost with Maps"
Alison Safford, Art Teacher, Cambridge School of Weston
Doug Healy, Humanities Teacher, The Academy at Penguin Hall
"Can You Hear Me Now? So, Let's Talk About It"
Kevin Dua, History Teacher, 2017 MA Council of Social Studies Teachers
History Teacher of the Year, Somerville High School