Category: Student Voices

Why Science Education and the Importance of STEM Pedagogy in Higher Education

By Richard Von Itter, SED 2016 Science is an ever growing field that constantly pushes students to work in ways not normally found in other content areas. STEM heavily relies on inquiry-based methodology to reinforce different scientific concepts and ideas discussed in class. Ultimately, the magic found in any science class is laboratory work. Unlike […]

Classroom Competition

By Will English, SED 2016 I was that kid. That kid putting way too much effort into gym class or trying to earn the most gold stars in class. I have always thrived off of competition; it motivates me to find success and to be the best in all that I do. While competition is […]

Four Teacher Tips

By Michelle Yelaska, SED 2016 It’s truly amazing how fast time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like only yesterday I observed my first classroom in Introduction to Education 100, moved into a college dorm, and ate endless burgers at Rhett’s. This fall semester, however, is the moment of truth. It’s everything I’ve been […]

Education in the Developing World

By Alisha Parikh, SED 2017 Last semester, taking the course IR/SO242: Globalization and World Poverty, was both eye-opening and thought-provoking. Discussions centered on a variety of issues affecting the countries in the poorer part of the world – the developing countries. One such issue we discussed was that of culture and education in third world countries. Because I […]

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities

By Heather Cohen, SED 2017 Most students in high school join clubs and participate in certain events solely to add another extracurricular activity to their college application. I’ll admit it, I did it as well. Yes, I cared about community service and I liked the French club, but would I have joined them if I […]

Top Three Reasons Why I (and You) Should Want to Work with Children

By Noah Segal, SED 2017 1. If you are a guy, you are going to get a job. If you’re a guy and you are willing to work with children in any capacity, then the chances of you not finding a job right out of college are slim. Women significantly out number men in the […]