Category: Student Voices

A Life-Long Dream: Educating the Girls of Afghanistan

By Alisha Parikh, SED 2017 A girl and her father walked back to their home from a small living room that the girl called her school. The two missed a roadside bomb, by minutes. Upon entering their home, the phone rings with a voice on the other end that warned, if the father were to […]

Follow Your Own Instruction

By Sally Kaplan, SED 2017 As almost all education majors understand, we didn’t choose our major, it chose us. Since I can remember, I have strived to become an educator and my dream of teaching has played a part in many of the choices I make for my life. My mom still laughs at the […]

A Few Good Men

By Noah Segal, SED 2017 You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth. That’s because the truth contradicts just about everything you probably learned growing up. Dads work long, late hours in office buildings that tower over the city streets, while moms cut fresh orange slices and pack the kids into the minivan for […]

Stop and Watch the Leaves Fall

By Jessica Gulotta, SED 2017 There’s something about autumn that overwhelms me with comfort and bliss. Part of me thinks it’s because everything’s covered in different shades of orange and red; but mostly, it’s the change that the fall goes through that encompasses my admiration. When leaves change color, they’re not only dying, but they’re […]

My Education Degree Will Take Me Places

By Navraj Narula, SED 2016 I will always and forever want to be a teacher. When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming an actress. I can also see myself as a writer, lawyer, CS programmer, or photographer – these careers encompass things I am passionate about; however, when it came time to pick a major, […]

My Summer at Camp

By Michelle Yelaska, SED 2016 The perfect summer consists of fun, games, and absorbing as much sun as possible. This summer, I worked at a day camp for students with special needs ages 13-22. As a math education major here in the School of Education, I had no previous experience working with students with disabilities. […]