Tagged: Teaching

Surviving Elementary School as a Future Secondary Education Teacher

By Melissa Perez, SED 2016 As a tutor at Edison K-8, I work with students in grades 3 to 5. Coming from someone who is studying to be a high school mathematics teacher, working with such an energetic group of children can be stressful at times. Over the year, I have found some ways to […]

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 […]

What are my students reading? – Students Outside of the Classroom

By Sarah White, SED 2016 Ask a group of middle or high school students what they like to read. Many will name a book title or an author; several will say they like to read articles about their interests. Some will tell you that they don’t know, that they don’t like to read much at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dear Future

Dear Future Ms. Dolce, As I sit here with my face buried in books and unending assignments filling up my calendar, I figured I would write you some teacher tips before you forget what it’s like to be a student. So the next time you can’t understand why your students are not doing what you […]