Posts by: sedcomm

Surviving Elementary School as a Future Secondary Education Teacher

By Melissa Perez, SED 2016 As a tutor at Edison K-8, I work with students in grades 3 to 5. Coming from someone who is studying to be a high school mathematics teacher, working with such an energetic group of children can be stressful at times. Over the year, I have found some ways to […]

Research: The Finnish Advantage

By Carina Traub, SED 2016 I talk about Finland a whole lot more than other people talk about Finland. Is it because I’m Finnish? No, it’s because I’m an educator. In the education field, we are familiar with Finland’s remarkable PISA results, but we often have trouble finding ways to replicate their success here in […]

Giving All Students an Equal Opportunity

By Michelle Yelaska, SED ’16 Usually when I see viral videos or popular tweets, I dismiss them as fads that are entertaining but unnecessary. However, there is one blog that I follow quite adamantly – Humans of New York. Photojournalist Brandon Stanton travels through the city taking pictures of your average human and informally interviews […]

Hard and Soft Individualism: Is One Better Than Another?

By Alisha Parikh, SED ‘17 Compare the two statements, “Sit down, get your books out, and start working.” and “I love seeing how wonderful all of your work has been, why don’t we put some of your work up on the walls?” These two phrases are a glimpse into a long held debate about the […]

Finding my Roots: The ABCs of Effective Teaching

By Lauren Effune, SED 2014 It was 11:56 PM on February 10, 2014, the night before my first formal student teaching observation of the semester, and I was tossing and turning. Yes, according to teaching time, 11:56 is WAY past one’s bedtime. I was overthinking how my observation would go – trying to hypothesize every […]

Our Major is not “Cute”

By AnneMarie Schiller, SED 2015 Meeting someone for the first time: Non-SEDer: What school are you in? SEDer: SED. Non-SEDer: What’s that? SEDer: *Sigh* The School of Education. Non-SEDer: Oh. …and/or Student A: What’s your major? Student B: Elementary education. Student A: Oh, that’s cute! It must be so much fun. Student B: *Awkward giggle, […]