HackED

One of the reasons I was so excited to join the Technology, Innovation and Education (TIE) cohort at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) was the opportunity to “innovate” – whatever that meant. I arrived on campus from a profession where uniformity and standards are, understandably, of the utmost importance in order to make … More HackED

Raising Our Voices

Sitting around the dining room table, we were trying to figure out how many items to include in our scavenger hunt. We wracked our brains together as the aroma of chicken vegetable stew and steamed rice filled the room. The food soothed our hunger, but couldn’t quite do the same for our heartaches that had … More Raising Our Voices

The opportunities are endless!

I’m learning that the opportunities to engage with course material in innovative ways are endless at HGSE. I’ve been especially impressed with how possible—and encouraged—it is to tailor-make opportunities for myself. The faculty and staff are intent on cultivating students’ individual passions and supporting them in diverse ways; academically, emotionally, and even financially. I recently … More The opportunities are endless!

Further Up and Further In

“What do you think?” I’m sitting in a room with two researchers who are silently studying my first attempt at organizing data gathered from thirty-six schools they work with. After looking at the spreadsheet projected on the wall for a few moments, they turned and asked to hear my thoughts. I had barely known what … More Further Up and Further In

“Adulting” at HGSE

It’s 10 pm on a Tuesday night, and I’m standing close to the stage, eagerly awaiting Aquilo, one of my favorite bands for the past couple years now, to begin their act. I have two midterms and one major problem set all due in less than a week, but I push it out of my … More “Adulting” at HGSE