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Ed Schools Use Video to Mentor Interns

March 10, 2017

Education Week

Sarah Cole, a Harvard teacher fellow training at a charter school in Denver, was frustrated by the lack of participation in her 8th grade English/language arts class. "It was like pulling teeth," she said of students' lack of responses...

Figure it Out Yourself

Figure it Out Yourself

September 26, 2016

Harvard Gazette

On the first day of class, the instructor handed out spaghetti, string, tape, and marshmallows to the eight students gathered around a table and asked them to build the tallest possible freestanding structure and place the marshmallow on top, in 18 minutes...

Harvard's New Approach to America's Teacher Deficit

Harvard's New Approach to America's Teacher Deficit

August 14, 2016

The Atlantic

When Kia Turner began college, she didn’t plan on a career as a public-school teacher. “I came into college thinking I was going to go into corporate law,” said 22-year-old Turner, who graduated from Harvard this spring. But after working at an after-school program, “I kind of realized I wanted to spend my time working for kids.”...

Learning to Change the World

Learning to Change the World

June 1, 2016

Harvard Gazette - by DREW FAUST

One of the highlights of my spring semester is speaking with members of the senior class about their plans for the future. Some leave Harvard College in continuing pursuit of longstanding goals ....

Where Are All the Teachers of Color?

Where Are All the Teachers of Color?

May 14, 2016

Harvard Ed. Magazine

All teachers are white. That’s what Estefania Rodriguez believed as a kid going to school in Hartford, Connecticut. When she was four years old, she and her family fled violence in their native Colombia and moved to the United States...

Teachers in Training: Launching the First Class of Harvard Teacher Fellows

April 15, 2016

Standing in front of the inaugural class of Harvard Teacher Fellows, Sarah R. Leibel, a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Master Teacher for the Teacher Fellows program, shared a personal poem biography in the style of George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From.”