2-Minute Lessons From CM Faculty

At Catholic Memorial, we pride ourselves in the strength of our faculty. Teachers here aren't merely masters of their content — though they they have the degrees and experience to prove just that. They also know the best ways to connect with boys. They possess a passion that pushes them to inspire every student, with the ultimate goal of preparing them for a rapidly-changing world.

While it's easy to tell you all that, we think it's even better to show you. That's why we're starting this video series, "Baker2Go." Once a month, one of our faculty members will teach a bite-sized lesson in two minutes, drawing on the same content they teach boys in their classes. 

When you're ready to take a virtual seat in a classroom on Baker Street, scroll down and check out Episode #1: Navigating a Grocery Store With Mr. Palm.

Episode #1: Navigating a Grocery Store With Mr. Palm

Mr. Brian Palm

In addition to overseeing master planning and construction on CM's campus, Mr. Palm is the Science Department Chair. He teaches Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Theology and Science. Prior to his arrival at CM in 2016, Mr. Palm spent 12 years at Brooks School teaching AP Environmental Science and serving as Director of Environmental Stewardship. While at Brooks, Mr. Palm was the Independence Foundation Chair holder.

Beyond his time in education, Mr. Palm has worked in the non-profit arena as an environmental scientist and in the finance sector as a climate change researcher. Outside of the office, Mr. Palm enjoys skiing, riding, and rowing. He lives with his wife and two children in Needham.

Learn more about ...

CM's science department ... We're committed to giving our students a robust education that prepares them for a competitive field. We have collaborative spaces, like our Innovation Lab and Chemistry Lab, where students get a chance at hands-on learning; assignments like the boat project and Charles River testing that help students learn outside the classroom; and an interdisciplinary curriculum that shows our boys how other subjects like theology and English can blend with STEM to help us understand the world.

To learn more the flexible curriculum and flexible spaces that allow us to push the bounds of modern education, click here.

The future of food ... While Mr. Palm explained just the tip of the iceberg in terms of processed and unprocessed food, National Geographic has taken a deep dive into decades of data and research. Check out an extensive slate of articles revolving around the future of food here, or play around with a fun series of interactive pie charts that detail how different countries have eaten over the past several decades.

Wait, what's in that ... You heard about some of the many, often unpronounceable ingredients that make up a packaged "chocolate cake with creamy filling." So ... what about a chicken nugget? Check out this story and video  from NPR. (And just a heads-up, this is not for the faint of stomach.)

Recommended readings from Mr. Palm ...

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Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.


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