Find your people.

The Educator Exchange is an ongoing series of free, monthly in-person networking events for PK-12 educators in Massachusetts. Come share ideas, learn about new resources, and build relationships with educators across different schools. Each month focuses on a different topic the Teacher Collaborative community has suggested and offers unique resources and access to local experts and innovators.

Along with general networking, choose as many of the following that interest you and have fun!

  • Office Hours: 15-minute chats with local experts and innovators who can offer advice and inspiration

  • Pop-Ups: mini professional learning sessions on rotating topics (storytelling, ed policy, grantwriting, etc.)

  • Take-Aways: grab handouts and resources that you can bring back to your school

  • Pose a Question/Get an Answer: exchange ideas with each other--your best resource

  • Business Cards: print your own business cards at a discount through our partnership with MOO printing

  • Bonus: enjoy complimentary snacks, beer, wine, seltzer, soda, and door prizes

What’s coming up at the Educator Exchange…

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Wellness & Self-Care for Educators

Thursday, November 15th

4:00 - 7:00pm (drop-in)

Brooklyn Boulders, 12A Tyler St, Somerville

This month's theme is all about wellness and self-care for educators. We'll be offering a free climbing clinic (thanks, Brooklyn Boulders!) along with other self-care resources and demos.

Before the event, be sure to fill out this quick waiver to be in the climbing space (you'll need to fill it out whether or not you decide to do any climbing). 

Brooklyn Boulders is accessible by bus or the closest T stop is Porter Square station on the red line. There are also two free parking lots available—prior to 5pm: please use the L-shaped lot on Tyler Street; after 5pm: parking is available at the adjacent lot on Dane Street.

Rundown of what’s happening at this month’s Educator Exchange:

  • Pop-Up PD: Hear from local teachers about how they use mindfulness in their everyday lives and get a chance to try different mindfulness practices. 10 minute Pop-Up PD sessions at 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00, no sign up required.

  • Office Hours: Sign up ahead of time for a 15 minute chat with local experts on wellness and self-care. Office Hours run from 4:30-6:00pm. This month’s guests are:

    • Padma Ali, a Licensed Therapist and a Certified Life Coach who specializes in living a non-toxic lifestyle whether it is mind, body, or home.

    • Tori Hallowell, a Personal Time & Energy Strategist who specializes in helping professionals maximize their time, simplify their life, and boost their energy so they can do more of what they love.

    • Gabriel Baldwin, a practicing mindfulness expert who visits schools around Greater Boston teaching mindfulness to young people and educators.

    • More to come!

  • Free rock climbing: Free climbing clinic starts at 6:15pm. We’ll cover the fee and your gear. You can free climb or get a quick intro from a Brooklyn Boulders guide. No sign up required, just be sure to complete this waiver.


Upcoming Educator Exchange events. RSVP links will be added as event details become finalized.

  • January and February dates coming soon!