Rob Powers: What Whitey Bulger Taught Me About Authentic Learning

Rob Powers: What Whitey Bulger Taught Me About Authentic Learning


Rob Powers’ students made headlines when infamous mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger sent them a letter from his cell at a federal penitentiary in Florida. Powers, a social studies teacher, shares the tale — and the lessons learned.


Recorded at MTA ED Talks: Big Ideas About Education on August 1, 2016, in Amherst, MA. Views expressed in this video are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.