Category: Student Voices

Celebrities of a Community

By Jan-Lois Burroughs, SED 2015 Ellen Degeneres. The Kardashians. Tom Brady. One Direction. Barack Obama. While these names are recognizable to many nationwide, teachers too have the power to be just as noteworthy in someone’s life. Teachers are celebrities of a community. We mentor, we care, we educate, we connect, we influence, and we empower. […]

Advice and Encouragement from Fifth Grade Students

By Mary Kate McCarthy, SED 2018 Recently, my first field placement with the Introduction to Education course (ED100) came to an end. Even though I am an aspiring high school English teacher, I could not have enjoyed anything more than spending 10 weeks in fifth grade. Whenever I talk about my experience in Room One at […]

Redefining Learning Enviornments

By Adrienne Cytto, SED 2015 As if student teaching in Sydney, Australia was not enough of a new experience, I immersed myself into the new depths of an open space learning environment at Claremont College Primary School. Although challenging, working in the modern and flexible learning space was one of the most rewarding experiences I […]

Lessons Beyond Subject Matter: Morality in the Classroom

By James Teixeira, SED 2018 I have always been a strong advocate for incorporating moral lessons into a curriculum. ED100, SED’s Introduction to Education course, inspired me to further reflect on the importance of teaching these lessons in the classroom, including instructing students on values that will help them to be contributing members of their […]

One World Youth Project

By Rachel Hanson, SED 2017 When I first transferred to Boston University in the fall of 2014, I knew I wanted to get into the classroom right away to get more experience. ED100 got us into a school, but it wasn’t as hands on as I was looking for. CT375 also puts us into schools, […]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

By AnneMarie Schiller, SED 2015 A compilation of quotable moments from the students of my kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade classes. A fifth grader during free writing time: “Look Ms. Schiller, I’m putting together a PowerPoint on binary, converting binary values to decimals and from decimals. But I’m not adding any animation because I […]