Introducing: The Passion TO TEACH FELLOWSHIP

What is the Passion to Teach Fellowship?

Passion to Teach is a pilot initiative that is supporting eight Boston Public Schools teachers in a yearlong Fellowship that:

  • Helps them identify an out-of-school passion to bring into their classrooms through authentic, standards-aligned curriculum;

  • Supports them through expert training, consultation, and facilitation; and

  • Helps make their vision a reality through financial and material support.

Through the Passion to Teach initiative, we aspire to support teachers to create innovative, high quality learning opportunities that engage, excite, and energize teachers and their students.  

The project is a special initiative of the Shah Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Teacher Collaborative.


A word from the inspirational founder of Passion to Teach, John Rowse:

Passion to Teach was founded in honor of John Rowse (1943-2018), former Boston Public Schools Teacher and founder of Community Boat Building.

John believed that authentic, hands-on learning experiences will lead to profound gains for students and he demonstrated this while teaching at the Young Achievers K-8 School in Boston. John created a boat-building experience for his students (and students at a number of other schools) that was innovative, rigorous, engaging and that brought joy to him and his students.

Learn more about John’s inspirational legacy here.


Questions?
Please reach out to Maria Fenwick at maria@theteachercollaborative.org. 


Passion to Teach is a special initiative of the Shah Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Teacher Collaborative.