Category: Student Voices

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 […]

The R-Word

By Allison Nadler, SED 2017 I appreciate language. I love the fact that different cultures have their own language system, various parts of the world have different accents, and other languages rely on gestures or hand motions instead of spoken expression. Ultimately, language is comprised of words that have meaning, implications, and evoke reactions. They […]

The Value of an Arts-Based Education

By Colleen Mahany, SED 2015 Prior to the start of my student teaching at Boston Arts Academy, a pilot high school within the Boston Public School District for the visual and performing arts, I associated academics and learning with classrooms, desks, pencils, essays, exams, and projects. While all of these things are still part of […]

Studying Abroad – Learning From Experience

By Maria Poccia, SED 2016 For three and a half months, I lived, studied, and worked in London, England. During my time in the United Kingdom, I traveled to ten countries taking fourteen planes, four ferries, two trains and busses, and countless Tube rides. I made new friends and reconnected with old ones. I ate […]

Educators Rising

By Emma Preston, SED 2016 In the School of Education course “The Civic Context of Education,” last year, one of my classmates brought up an important, yet disturbing point: we, as teachers, don’t often encourage our children to become teachers. When we give children examples of what they can do with what they are learning, […]