Category: Student Voices

Teaching Self-Worth

By James Teixeira, SED’18 Through personal experience, I have come to believe that teachers have a unique ability to boost a child’s self-esteem in a way that no one else can. In high school, I was lucky to be surrounded by teachers who genuinely cared about students and worked hard to help them achieve their […]

Teaching Life is Teaching Well

By Claire Buesser, SED’16 Spending August 2015 – January 2016 in Ecuador where I studied and student taught abroad was the best semester of my life. Teaching in a different country is quite an experience. My 22 students all spoke a different native language than me, they ate differently, they had different hobbies, and they […]

10 Things I Learned in my 10 Days at Harrington Elementary School

By Sam Richard, SED’19 This past semester, I took the School of Education’s Introduction to Education course, ED100. It’s hard to hear about SED without being told how great ED100 is, so I had high expectations for my experience in the course, and it certainly did not disappoint. ED100 is the first major step toward […]

Building Meaningful Relationships

By Carina Traub, SED’16 “This is for you.” Catlynn, one of my eighth grade English students hands me a packet of poetry. I give her a hug. I still have a week left of my student teaching in Ecuador, but this is my first major goodbye, as Catlynn is leaving early for vacation. Catlynn and […]

Why LEGO’s Announcement of a Wheelchair Toy Piece is Such a Big Deal

By Noah Segal, SED’16 On January 28, 2016, the toy company LEGO announced that starting this summer, they will be selling a wheelchair for their popular toy sets. This is a big deal. This is an important step in providing children with physical disabilities the opportunity to play with mainstream toys that actually look like […]

An Open Letter to my Fellow Dean’s Hosts

By Carolyn Hoffman, SED’19 The first year of college is comprised of a mixture of smiles and frowns as well as laughs and tears. For most, freshmen year of college is the first time individuals have ventured from home alone for an extended period of time. At a school such as Boston University, stress levels […]