Category: Faculty Voices

“You can never master teaching.”

By Sally Kaplan, SED’17 This simple but significant phrase will forever echo around Phil Tate’s Introduction to Education classroom, following future freshmen teachers throughout their four-year journey and beyond. Like most quotes, there is not an instant comprehension. As people, we never really learn a lesson until we have persevered through a position of weakness […]

Q & A with Professor Ziv Feldman

Yixuan Yang (SED’17, math education) sat down with Clinical Assistant Professor Ziv Feldman to find out more about his background, his teaching, and his connection with the School of Education. Professor Feldman got his masters and doctorate here at BU, and now he is teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mathematics content and methods for pre-service elementary, […]

A Vibrant and Emerging Industry: Ed Tech

By Joseph A. Doiron Constant, rapid technological change has become the new normal. Increasingly, new technologies are introduced into the marketplace, reach a dizzying scale at a dizzying pace, and sometimes revolutionize, create, or kill entire industries. Look no further than the recent meteoric rise of Uber and the disruptions it’s causing in the transportation […]

Some Heroes I Have Known

By Professor Thomas J. Cottle. In the writings of anthropologists and sociologists one glimpses the outlines of human destiny, not to mention the chromosomes (or are they alleles?) of injustice, itself a rather significant threat to those involved in the glorious enterprise of education. Look to cultures and societies to discover the origins of terms like “the […]