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

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

The Job Search

With just over a month left before graduation, landing a dream job is high on many HGSE students’ priority lists. I’m still working on defining exactly what a “dream job” looks like to me, but luckily I have plenty of resources here to help me figure it out. The HGSE Career Services Office (CSO) is … More The Job Search

A Day in the Life of a Spring Semester TEP Student

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

Congratulations!

It was on a Friday, March 4th, 2016, when I received an email on my phone regarding an admissions decision from Harvard Graduate School of Education. I was sitting at home, watching Parks and Recreation after a long day of reading applications (I worked in Admissions for Lafayette College). I made a delicious burger and french … More Congratulations!