And now, Helsinki!

The henna on my hands has barely dried from our trip to Doha, Qatar and now I’m off to Finland! I was invited by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, to participate in the Helsinki Design Lab:  Education Challenge. This week, I’m in Helsinki, Finland where...

A Whirlwind Trip to Doha, Qatar

After traveling my own country for months, part of me thought I was done traveling with adolescents in large numbers. Yet the experience wouldn’t have been the same without all 20 of my amazing Boston Arts Academy students who recently joined me on a...

Visiting the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

At the invitation of Professor John Vogel, I recently traveled to Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. I was joined by  Corey Evans, Director of the Center for Arts in Education (CAE), and two visual arts juniors, Josh Pimental and Vasili Luzanau. Professor Vogel had...

Reflections on a visit to South Hadley, MA

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School I did a reading at Odyssey Book Store in South Hadley (across the street from Mt. Holyoke) last week, and so finally had the chance to visit Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School (PVPA) in South Hadley MA.  Chris...

A trip of a lifetime!

On Saturday, I will embark on a very special trip to Qatar. I’ll be joined by five faculty members and 21 Boston Arts Academy students, who have all taken part in an exciting new Arabic class offered at BAA this year. The Washington Latin Charter School in Washington,...

A Visit to HGSE

I was recently invited to give a talk at The Harvard Graduate School of Education by Deirdre Duckett, administrator for Educational Policy and Management. William McLaughlin, from BAA’s Dance Faculty, brought eight wonderful students who performed his magnificent...