Tagged: Role of Education

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 […]

The Charter School Debate

By Amanda Dolce, SED 2016 It’s not hard to find complaints regarding today’s educational system. Any newspaper, news channel, or overheard conversation can tell you that. As a result of this unrest, society has crafted several proposal and theories to test different ways to better our education system and thus better our children. One of […]

Hard and Soft Individualism: Is One Better Than Another?

By Alisha Parikh, SED ‘17 Compare the two statements, “Sit down, get your books out, and start working.” and “I love seeing how wonderful all of your work has been, why don’t we put some of your work up on the walls?” These two phrases are a glimpse into a long held debate about the […]

Our Major is not “Cute”

By AnneMarie Schiller, SED 2015 Meeting someone for the first time: Non-SEDer: What school are you in? SEDer: SED. Non-SEDer: What’s that? SEDer: *Sigh* The School of Education. Non-SEDer: Oh. …and/or Student A: What’s your major? Student B: Elementary education. Student A: Oh, that’s cute! It must be so much fun. Student B: *Awkward giggle, […]

Teacher Prep: Studying, Watching, and Experiencing Effective Instruction

By Colleen Mahany, SED 2015 Every time I look at the news I read about our failing public education system, our failing teachers, and our failing students. It seems like everybody has an opinion on how schools should be run, how teachers should be trained, and how students should be learning and achieving. While I […]

Learning from our Government: The Parallels Between the State of the Union and our Future Classrooms

By Claire Buesser, SED 2016 Written February 7th, 2014 President Obama recently gave his State of the Union Address. Eloquently written and remarkably presented, our country’s leader presented his goals and reflected on the progress (or lack thereof) his administration has made this past year. Amidst the planned pauses, the “please stand now” moments, and […]