Tagged: Role of Education

You Are Not Your Grade – Grading Systems in Our Schools

By Navraj Narula, SED 2016 I strived to be the straight-A student in high school; not because I wanted my peers to label me as the smart girl who always knew the answers, but simply because I wanted to feel a sense of accomplishment that I thought I would never be able to experience if […]

What is Success? – Competition in Education

By Jessica Gulotta, SED 2017 Last December, in Greenville, South Carolina, a woman was trampled and injured in a stampede. There wasn’t a protest, or a fight, or anything that might typically cause a stampede. The cause of the stampede was mothers-protective mothers- trying to sign up their children for a new engineer charter school. […]

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 […]

Some Heroes I Have Known

By Professor Thomas J. Cottle. In the writings of anthropologists and sociologists one glimpses the outlines of human destiny, not to mention the chromosomes (or are they alleles?) of injustice, itself a rather significant threat to those involved in the glorious enterprise of education. Look to cultures and societies to discover the origins of terms like “the […]