Belmont [Mass.] High School teacher Jeff Shea was recently named by Governor Deval Patrick as 2015 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. Shea was rewarded for his "dedication, commitment, and positive contributions," with special emphasis on his commitment to preparing his students for post-high school success as global citizens. Last week, Shea visited the Ed School to participate in the Think Tank for Global Education, a Programs in Professional Education institute that examines global competency and the practice of global education. In this edition of the EdCast, Shea reflects on his craft and examines his focus on global education in the classroom.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.