The Better Learning Podcast is about improving education at all levels - Schools (public, charter, private, independent), Higher Education, & Corporate/Adult Learning. The major theme is to break down the silos and learn from others doing innovative things in education. We highlight innovative programs & initiatives, lessons learned, improvements to educational space, and real-world tactics while getting a deeper understanding of the people behind the innovation. Our guests include Heads of Schools, Superintendents, Principals, Entrepreneurs, Non-profit leaders and other innovators. Hosted by Kevin Stoller, CEO of Kay-Twelve.com & author of Creating Better Learning Environments.
Jan 2, 2018
Francis Pina is a Boston native and a 9th and 10th grade mathematics teacher at Charlestown High school. He attended Boston Public Schools his entire K-12 education and earned a BS in Economics from Boston University. After working a few years after his undergrad, he attended Harvard Graduate School of Education to earn his Ed. M in Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction.
Francis has extensive experience working with students of diverse populations in the city of Boston and strives to implement a creative, engaging, and student-centered math curriculum for his students to achieve great success. Francis previously taught at Codman Academy Public Charter School in Dorchester, MA., was a Lead Teaching Fellow at Year Up Boston and a summer Math Teacher with the Steppingstone Foundation.
Francis is also a member of the Better Math Teaching Network, a community of teachers, researchers and community leaders who collaborate to analyze current research and share ideas to transform math instruction in high school and promote a more student-centered curriculum, and a Teach Plus Policy Fellow for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Currently, Francis is researching the ways and in which video games engage teens and how to transfer those principles to engage students in the high school classroom.
Francis Pina Huffinton Post Article Click Here
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