Course Shopping, Round 2

Course shopping is one of my favorite aspects of picking classes at HGSE. For two days during the week before the spring semester began, all professors teaching a spring course held half-hour “course preview” sessions. This is a time where professors can introduce the course, walk through the syllabus, explain course requirements and assignments, and … More Course Shopping, Round 2

A J-Term Experience at the Harvard Kennedy School

As the end of the first semester came to a close, I was awash in new knowledge of development frameworks, data analysis, comparative international education literature, and applied action to tackle many of today’s greatest international education problems. However, one of the recurring thoughts in my mind as I worked through these complex issues is … More A J-Term Experience at the Harvard Kennedy School

J-Term at HGSE

The official winter break at HGSE is long…over one month to be exact! Finals from fall semester officially ended on December 20th, and course previews for spring semester begin on January 22. Many students take this time to relax, spend time with loved ones, and gear up for a new batch of classes. That said, … More J-Term at HGSE

My Favorite Class as an Ed.L.D. Student

On Wednesday, August 29th, I walked into the course preview for A608: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Learning. The professor, Monica Higgins, opened up the course preview with a simple question, “What is entrepreneurial leadership?”. The question revealed its complexities as the conversation grew. Monica shared that through her course we would use case studies to explore … More My Favorite Class as an Ed.L.D. Student

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

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