I arrived at the last minute, nervous and excited at the same time. It was just two days before orientation and I had left my job as a commercial airline pilot only one month before arriving in Cambridge. I had left my former decade-long life in Abu Dhabi and moved back to my home country … More Specialized Studies: An amazing choice!
As first semester has come to a close, it seems impossible that I am halfway through my master’s degree. I had heard that time would fly, but I did not imagine it would go this quickly. Coming into HGSE, I will admit that I did not know what to expect and felt some impostor syndrome … More Reflections on my first semester
The anticipation was real: the more I read over the summer, the more I looked forward to my first days at HGSE. I couldn’t wait to explore the quiet corners of Gutman and the dozens of other libraries around campus, and to finally meet the students and faculty with whom I would be sharing this … More SSP: A Most Uncommon Cohort
Quitting my job and entering a new profession wasn’t a decision that I took lightly. It took a lot of soul searching, prayers, a pay cut and a great deal of courage. I want to explain why I quit the world of finance and investment banking and entered the education field. I quit because I … More One Person at a Time: building your social capital
In July, I moved up here from my college town in Louisiana having only been in New England once— on visit day. I came here determined to learn as much as I could about language and literacy, meet fascinating Professors, and be involved in everything I could be. But, that’s not what happened. I mean … More Looking Ahead: A Thank-You to HGSE and a Poem
Hi everyone! Spring semester of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) looks very different than a lot of other Ed.M. programs at HGSE. That’s because we are completing full-time teaching practicums for our Massachusetts teaching certification. Here’s what a typical Monday is like for me: 5:20 a.m. – Alarm goes off. Yikes. I hit snooze a … More A Day in the Life of a Spring Semester TEP Student
My Monday Schedule: 7:45 am: Wake up, get ready for class 8:30 am: Leave the house and walk to HGSE 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Attend class 12:00-12:30 pm: Meet with my fellow Tri-Chairs about the Alumni of Color Conference 12:30-4:00 pm: Eat lunch, prepare for class, attend office hours, chat with friends 4:00-7:00 pm: Attend class … More True Life: I’m a Graduate Student at Harvard