Category: Student Voices

Learning from our Government: The Parallels Between the State of the Union and our Future Classrooms

By Claire Buesser, SED 2016 Written February 7th, 2014 President Obama recently gave his State of the Union Address. Eloquently written and remarkably presented, our country’s leader presented his goals and reflected on the progress (or lack thereof) his administration has made this past year. Amidst the planned pauses, the “please stand now” moments, and […]

Textbooks & A Student’s History Education

By Griffin Monahan, SED 2016 Helen Keller was a socialist. Squanto was more heroic than Batman. The statements above may surprise you. You may think that they are ridiculous and cannot possibly be true. Why do you think that they are untrue? If your answer is because you never learned these facts, then you are […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman

By Rachel Ann Jensen, SED 2014 As a current senior, I am in the process of wrapping up my time as an undergraduate at BU and reflecting upon my time so far as a Terrier. Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to take on the next point in my life, I came into BU with big dreams […]

What are my students reading? – Students Outside of the Classroom

By Sarah White, SED 2016 Ask a group of middle or high school students what they like to read. Many will name a book title or an author; several will say they like to read articles about their interests. Some will tell you that they don’t know, that they don’t like to read much at […]

One Math Class – The Value of a Single Class

By Sophie Klein, SED 2016 Math. If you cringed seeing that word then you are like me. When I found out that I only had to take one math class for all of college I was ecstatic. After having countless years of horrible math class experiences I was excited to finally get math class done […]

Against the Grain – Being a Male Teacher

By Will English, SED 2016 “Teaching is a woman’s profession.” It’s statements like this that define my career choice. The moment I tell someone about my major here at Boston University, they’re shocked to hear that I want to be a teacher, let alone an elementary school teacher. Yet the more I think about it, […]