ED Talks: Big Ideas about Education

 Ed Talks 2014

ED Talks 2014 was phenomenal! Thank you to our fabulous presenters, organizers and the audience, who brought unbelievable energy and enthusiasm to the event. Videos of each of the talks will be posted shortly. Stay tuned (and check out the 2013 ED Talks.)


2014 ED Talks Presenters

• Nancy Barile, high school teacher in Revere, adjunct professor at Emmanuel College, writer and beagle lover

• Dan Clawson, professor of sociology at UMass Amherst, former local association president, author and labor activist

• Jennifer Leung, middle school teacher in Groton-Dunstable, writer, reflective practioner, actor, director, ambivert and ambitechstrous

• Merrie Najimy, veteran teacher of 25 years, has taught grades K,1, 2 and 3, current president of the Concord Teachers Association and MTA Board of Director, avid gardener and cat lover

• Tracy Novick, member of the Worcester School Committee, blogger, parent and former teacher

• Max Page, professor of architecture and history at UMass Amherst, author, and recently back from Rome

• Mary Porter, high school chemistry teacher in Revere

• Alex Shevrin, technology and English teacher & school leader at a small alternative therapeutic high school in Burlington, VT, and EdCamp organizer

Special thanks to ED Talks "coach" Dan Callahan and emcee extraordinaire Camille Napier Bernstein .

Use the hashtags, #mtasummer and #EDTalks, to view tweets from this event and the entire MTA Summer Conference on Twitter.

2013 ED Talks

The Space to Breathe: Using Meditation in the Classroom - Camille Napier Bernstein


Razing Readers: How Adults & Schools Are Destroying Our Children's Love of Reading - Laura Beals D'Elia

The City as a Classroom - Max Grinnell

View all of the 2013 ED Talks and the 2012 ED Talks. Learn more about the MTA Summer Conference.