Ted Dintersmith What School Could Be

What School Could Be: A Conversation About the Intersection of Innovation and Education with Author and Innovation Expert Ted Dintersmith

In September, the BHS Innovation Fund hosted a conversation with Author and Innovation Expert Ted Dintersmith to discuss his new book What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America. What School Could Be is an inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things, showing what leads to powerful learning in classrooms, and how to empower teachers to make it happen. Moderated by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, the thought-provoking conversation with Mr. Dintersmith delved into how teachers can change the education system in creative, compelling and practical ways to positively impact students and better prepare them to succeed in the innovation economy.

The event, which was free and open to the public, was held at Brookline High School on Thursday, September 20, 2018. At a reception following the speaker, the public was invited to meet faculty, student, and parent representatives from the BHS Innovation Fund to learn more about our twenty-year history with the Public Schools of Brookline.

What School Could Be Conversation & Reception
Brookline High School (BHS), 115 Greenough Street, Brookline MA

Speaker: Ted Dintersmith with Meghna Chakrabarti
Location: BHS Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium

Reception: Learn about the BHS Innovation Fund
Location: BHS Atrium

See coverage of the event:
Boston Globe: At Brookline High, author praises innovation
Brookline Interactive Group: Recording of the Event, and Live Stream
Sagamore: Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

For more information…
Listen to the WBUR Radio Boston interview.
Watch Ted Dintersmith’s TEDtalk.
Read What School Could Be: You can purchase the book here.
Visit Ted Dintersmith’s website.
Learn how donations support the BHS Innovation Fund here.

Check Out the Event!

Click on the photo below to see a gallery of images from the event. Photo Credit: Sander Sorok



  • bhsinnovationfund@psbma.org
  • 617-713-5201
  • 115 Greenough St Brookline, MA 02445