Sarah Butler Jessen, visiting assistant professor of education, was a guest on the podcast Have You Heard, during which she shared insight into her research into the practice of school marketing.
This semester, Kristin Bishop embarked on an independent study with Professor Sarah Jessen asking, “What is the state of civic education in the US?” To answer this question, Bishop is conducting two investigations: first, research “to uncover national policies and laws surrounding civic education in public schools [with] a particular focus on Maine,” Bishop explains, and second, “volunteering and teaching directly in the classroom.”
Nicholas returned from abroad inspired to investigate American education, and the gaps therein. Her independent study focuses on “textbooks and how they are constructed, because they are seemingly objective,” she says, and because they are often students’ only source of information. The subject Nicholas chose? The Black Power movement: it’s “not given its proper… the history in textbooks is not adequate. It’s very narrow, it’s one perspective.”
The six Bowdoin Teacher Scholars in the Spring 2017 cohort began their student teaching experience on January 3rd.
This semester, senior Juliet Eyraud has been traveling to Portland once a week to teach an introductory computer programming class for English language learners.
In the fall of 2015, sixteen Bowdoin Teaching minors partnered with the island community of Deer Isle-Stonington, Maine, to learn firsthand about the community’s educational resources, economic challenges, and community culture.
Tom Read ’15 was fortunate enough to co-lead an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Washington, D.C. that focused on learning more about urban education. The trip proved to be an incredible opportunity to develop many of the skills he learned in the course of completing the Teaching minor at Bowdoin.