Navigating HGSE and Harvard as a Student of Color

I grew up in a predominantly white town, attended predominantly white schools, and attended a predominantly white institution for my undergraduate degree, so I thought I had the whole “attending a PWI” thing down as a student of color. While I was wrong because Harvard is a whole different ballgame. That said, I’ve found and … More Navigating HGSE and Harvard as a Student of Color

Puppies, plutonium, and other ways my professors have surprised me

My professor produced invisible objects from behind her back and pantomimed handing them to me, rapid fire. “Plutonium, a puppy, an empty cardboard box, a decorative plate decorated with plates!” Karen Brennan teaches Designing for Learning by Creating and is a brilliant innovator in the field of education, but today she was my partner in … More Puppies, plutonium, and other ways my professors have surprised me

From Cali to Cambridge

An ode to California. For Cambridge is not you. This is not the land of dreamers and beaches. But, living here won’t break you. Five states. Twenty-Five years. All roads leading to here. I have been on the move since I was born, but that does not make the process of moving or starting a … More From Cali to Cambridge

The Chat Group

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who are comfortable having a permanent notification tag on their phone app that says they have 1,253 unread messages. And then there are people who read every message every hour to avoid the dreaded unread notification. I am proudly part of the latter category. Yet, … More The Chat Group

A Container for Learning

I felt a wave of nerves as the professor stated it was time to reveal the Workplace Lab teams.  As a first year student in the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) program at HGSE, I had heard about Workplace Lab, what some community members described as a “container for learning.” The teams were purposefully designed … More A Container for Learning

T-525 Connected Teaching in the Digital Age with Barbara Treacy

I have been taking T-525 Connected Teaching in the Digital Age this fall and I cannot say enough amazing things about this course! I am here to share my experience with the course and point out a few components that make this course phenomenal. First, it is the professor. Barbara is not only brilliant but … More T-525 Connected Teaching in the Digital Age with Barbara Treacy