Tagged: Cultural Perception

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 […]

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 […]

Against the Grain – Being a Male Teacher

By Will English, SED 2016 “Teaching is a woman’s profession.” It’s statements like this that define my career choice. The moment I tell someone about my major here at Boston University, they’re shocked to hear that I want to be a teacher, let alone an elementary school teacher. Yet the more I think about it, […]

I’m Not Special, But My Major Is – Perspective from a Severe Special Education Major

By Caitlin Donnelly, SED 2015 “Good for you.” “What a noble profession.” “You must be so patient.” These are only a few of the responses I receive after telling someone I am majoring in severe special education. At first, I appreciated these comments. Who doesn’t like being called a good person or told that he […]

An “Ultimate” Perception on Teaching

An “Ultimate” Perception on Teaching by Emma Preston, SED 2016 Despite the best efforts of Professor Tate, there still exists a stereotype that those who can’t do, teach. Through the media, children are always presented with the teacher who was a talented gymnast but sprained his ankle doing a double, or the artist whose work […]