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

Cross Registering 101

Prior to arriving at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I had spent the last seven years running an English tutoring organization called Superior English Tutoring that specializes in small-group conversation refinement sessions for advanced, non-native English speakers. That sentence is my answer to the oft-encountered “What do you do?” question, but it hardly summarizes … More Cross Registering 101

Why I Tell Anyone Who Will Listen to Take this Class

As a staff member and aspiring part-time student at HGSE, I had the luxury of time and conversation before diving into classes. This is how I discovered Adult Development with Deborah Helsing in the spring of 2017. At the time, I was a non-degree student with dreams of receiving an acceptance email when a current … More Why I Tell Anyone Who Will Listen to Take this Class

Creativity, Joy, and Making the Most of Graduate School

HGSE has an unbelievable course catalog. As someone who is so deeply passionate about education, imagination, and justice, browsing the list of courses filled me with glee. Because of my program requirements, however, my opportunities to take many of these incredible classes are limited. I have program-specific classes I must take to graduate and to … More Creativity, Joy, and Making the Most of Graduate School