Sydney Chaffee believes that teachers and students can change the world together.

Why you should listen

As the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee traveled the world to advocate for education as a transformative tool to help young people create more just societies. Chaffee teaches ninth grade Humanities at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, MA and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

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Sydney Chaffee’s TED talk