Category: Student Voices

Never Say: “I can’t”

By Sonia Yang, SED 2017 I always tell people around me that I want to be teacher. When I was young, my parents asked me why I wanted to be a teacher, and I told them because teachers had a longer vacation than others. When I was in middle school, my classmates asked me the […]

Drowning in the Melting Pot

By Katrina Kretchman, SED 2016 It is estimated that one-in-four children in the United States are from immigrant families and live in households where a language other than English is spoken. This has significant implications for schools and for the current discourse about the role of teacher quality and effectiveness in improving educational outcomes. Some […]

What Third Graders Taught Me About Life

By Jessica Gulotta, SED 2017 “You just gotta be happy.” While doing my pre-practicum teaching experience in a Boston elementary school, I started writing down funny things that the students said. When I looked at the notes of quotes I had written down, I realized how many of them were actually valuable pieces of advice. […]

The Business of Blazers

By Mackenzie Morgan, SED 2016 When I wear high heels I feel empowered to take on the world and when I throw on a blazer, I know that I mean business that day; I mean business most days. My extensive wardrobe of business clothes is one of my proudest accomplishments (I’ve been slowly working on […]

Experiencing a New Kind of Beautiful

By Grace Dastous, SED 2017 Before coming to Boston University, I had never been exposed to a lot of people who have disabilities. In my school and my town, it was never something that was talked about or discussed. Of course, I had friends who had disabilities and struggled with living in a world that […]

ED 100: My First Experience in a Classroom

By James Teixeira, SED 2018 It’s strange to think that just a short time ago I was in the college decision process, anxiously deliberating which college would be the best fit for me. BU was always my dream, but when it came time to make the decision, I had to be sure that I was […]