Category: Student Voices

The Charter School Debate

By Amanda Dolce, SED 2016 It’s not hard to find complaints regarding today’s educational system. Any newspaper, news channel, or overheard conversation can tell you that. As a result of this unrest, society has crafted several proposal and theories to test different ways to better our education system and thus better our children. One of […]

Those Who Can, Teach

By Jessica Gulotta, SED 2017 As a complete science geek, Albert Einstein is undoubtedly someone I look up to. I was reading quotes by him and I came across one where he said, “it is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression in knowledge.” This quote struck me pretty hard […]

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 […]