By the time I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Over the years, I’ve come to find inexhaustible fascination in learning and schooling. Every decision a teacher makes is tied with gossamer threads to ethics, psychology, sociology, curriculum, pedagogy, organizational behavior, and leadership at scales both intimate and systemic. Few things that I’ve done mean as much to me as the lives I feel like I’ve been able to touch in learning environments.

The best encapsulation of my teaching approach is contained in an article that I wrote, “Conflict and Identity: Using Contemporary Questions to Inspire the Study of the Past,” published in World History Connected. That article summarizes a collaborative effort to create an innovative learning experience centered around deep historical inquiry and connections to the present. It ends with one of the loveliest compliments I’ve received, from a ninth grader, “I feel like I don’t just ask questions [in class] to get a good grade, I ask questions to understand what is happening in the world around me because I feel more responsibility to fix things that can be fixed.”

Courses

Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • T509-Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale (link)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 11.124 Introduction to Education: Looking Forward, Looking Back
  • 11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluation Education (link / syllabus)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (as Teaching Fellow)

  • Emerging Educational Technologies (link)
  • Power of Networked Learning (link)
  • History Teaching Methods (link / published article)
  • Intermediate Statistics

Boston Teacher Residency

  • History Teaching Methods (link)
  • First Year Prep (link)

Noble and Greenough School (link)

  • History of the Human Community (article)
  • Race in America
  • History of Boston
  • Modern Middle East
  • Comparative Religion

Shackleton School (link)

  • Changemakers
  • Probability and the Economics of Immigration

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (link)

  • Wilderness First Aid (link)
  • Wilderness First Responder (link)
  • Wilderness EMT (link)

American Red Cross

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard Training