Tagged: Special Education

Research (But Not the Boring Kind)

By Debra Regensburger, SED 2017 At 5 years old I already went around my kindergarten class telling others that I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I have known I wanted to teach for as long as I can remember; but I have also known that I am someone who needs change and […]

Experiencing a New Kind of Beautiful

By Grace Dastous, SED 2017 Before coming to Boston University, I had never been exposed to a lot of people who have disabilities. In my school and my town, it was never something that was talked about or discussed. Of course, I had friends who had disabilities and struggled with living in a world that […]

Why I Care

By Bonnie Tynes, SED 2016 I am currently in my third year of studying education and second year of studying special education at Boston University. This third year is monumental in many ways for me. It means that I’ve now spent nearly one fifth of my life (does that make me feel old or young?) […]

A Few Good Men

By Noah Segal, SED 2017 You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth. That’s because the truth contradicts just about everything you probably learned growing up. Dads work long, late hours in office buildings that tower over the city streets, while moms cut fresh orange slices and pack the kids into the minivan for […]

Céad Mile Fáilte! (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!) – Studying Abroad in Dublin

By Yaelle Nisinzweig, SED 2014 One of the greatest opportunities I took advantage of while at Boston University was taking a semester abroad in Dublin, Ireland. I was able to go abroad as a political science minor, and while I may have been taking a semester off from education classes, I was able to get […]

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 […]