Tagged: Role of Education

What’s Next in Education Reform

Dean Hardin Coleman offers his thoughts on education reform.

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 […]