Harvard is in Cambridge, Mass., but my house is not. With two medium-sized dogs, one of whom is a pit bull and not loved by society, finding an apartment was not a walk in the park. However, in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston south of downtown, my pups and I live across from a park … More I lived in Boston and commuted to campus all year.
Grammy-award winning country music artists Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks came to the Harvard Ed School today. Wow–that sentence sounds weird, right?! That pretty much sums up Harvard’s offerings–there are always a million (and unexpected) things happening. I’m so happy that they stopped by HGSE while making a tour stop here in Boston. Here … More Trisha & Garth come to HGSE and school us on LIFE
My top 5 pieces of advice for surviving finals (in no real order). And, also I didn’t follow some of my own advice…but I will learn from my mistakes next semester! 5. Sleep/Rest. Finals are a busy and crazy time. Don’t forgo sleep or rest at the sake of writing a paper! With a clear head … More Tips for Surviving Finals
A few weeks into the semester of a class on reading development and instruction, our professor assigned groups to read a dense article about different theoretical models of reading development. Talk about irony–I was reading about how readers make mistakes and slow down when text is complex and understanding breaks down. As I was reading this, … More Big Kids like Arts and Crafts, too.
One of my fall semester courses met for the last time tonight: bittersweet. I loved EVERYTHING about this class. The assignments were FUN to write, and the readings were always engaging. BUT–the professor and my classmates–priceless! The culture of this class was one of exploration and taking risks in thinking; folks could share a nascent … More This is the last class, but first, let’s take a selfie!
I’m a southern boy at heart from the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee–but I’d been living in New Orleans the past four years where it’s pretty much always hot and sticky and the seasons are summer and Mardi Gras. Moving up to Massachusetts, I was excited to see the oranges, yellows, and reds (err, crimson?!) of … More It’s fall, y’all, and the trees are Crimson.