Tagged: Passion

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 […]

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 […]

Special Education – A Personal Love Affair

By Bonnie Tynes, SED 2016 This past summer, I spent five weeks working as a teacher’s assistant and tutor at The Schenck School in Atlanta, Georgia. The Schenck School is a school for children grades K-6 with mild to severe dyslexia. As a secondary English education major at the time, it is safe to say […]

The Classroom Outside of the School

By Michelle Yelaska, SED 2016 The coolest field trip I wasn’t invited on was a visit to downtown Chicago to take pictures of geometric shapes. As a native Chicagoan (from an hour outside the Windy City), I love every opportunity to visit the city. In ninth grade, our teachers brought the Honors Geometry students to […]

Teaching and Money: Pursuing a Degree in Education

By Katarina Kretchman, SED 2016 Q. “What would you do if money were no object?” A. I would be a teacher. While everyone was busy dreaming about being an astronaut, becoming president, or meeting the Backstreet Boys, I was giving my stuffed animals homework. My second grade teacher always gave me the leftover in-class worksheets […]

What Can Future Educators Learn from the 2013 Red Sox World Series Championship?

By Shari Idelson, SED 2015 As a lifetime Red Sox fan, I could not have been more thrilled and excited when Koji Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter for the final out of Game 6 of the 2013 World Series. Having a World Series win at Fenway was the best thing that could have happened to this […]