Education Department

NYC Affordable Housing Pioneer Addresses New Public Health Class

Ellen Baxter ’75, renowned for building innovative housing for low-income tenants in New York City, recently returned to campus to share her insights on the intersections between affordable housing and health.

Bowdoin Teacher Scholars, 2017

Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Begin Student Teaching Experience

The six Bowdoin Teacher Scholars in the Spring 2017 cohort began their student teaching experience on January 3rd.

Juliet Eyraud ’16 Offers Coding Class to Refugees

This semester, senior Juliet Eyraud has been traveling to Portland once a week to teach an introductory computer programming class for English language learners.

Students Teaching Students Makes For Learning Experience All Around

Bowdoin students headed toward careers in teaching enjoy a professional development partnership with King Middle School in Portland, a nationally recognized expeditionary learning school with a diverse school community, in which they are placed with veteran King teachers for their field placement.

Nancy Jennings and Suzanne Lovett Discuss ‘Practice for Life’ on WCSH’s ‘207’

Bowdoin’s Nancy Jennings and Suzanne Lovett shared insights from their book, ‘Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College,’ co-authored with two peers from Wellesley College, on the WCSH newsmagazine ‘207.’

Jennings, Lovett Offer ‘Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College’ — Advice, Research and the Value of Liberal Education

New book draws on a five-year study following more than 200 students at seven New England liberal arts colleges—to argue for substantial changes to how students make the most of college.

Five Years Out: H.S. English Teacher Will Cogswell ’11 Heads to Salt Lake City

“The general Bowdoin academic culture has influenced me a lot,” Will Cogswell ’11 said. “Academically Bowdoin is rigorous, but it’s also collaborative, which aligns with my values and is a central part of my classroom and classroom culture.”

Map Locates Student Summer Projects From the Cook Islands to Brunswick

When Senior Interactive Developer David Francis looks at the Bowdoin Summer 2016 map he built, he says it’s obvious the “Bowdoin bubble” is a myth. The interactive map allows students to post their summer location and a brief description of what they’re doing.

Why Are America’s Schools Re-segregating?

” Racism is the invisible factor that surrounds everything in this country. It is the foundation of who we are. Racism is probably as American as apple pie.”

Education and Maine Island Life: Island Schools Project 2015

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.

Physics Department Creates New Major for Future High School Teachers

In response to a national shortage of qualified high school physics teachers, Bowdoin’s physics department has teamed up with the education department to create a new major that prepares students to teach physics in secondary schools.

Celebrating 50 Years of Upward Bound with Sen. George Mitchell ’54, H’83

Senator George Mitchell ’54, H’83 delivered the keynote address amid a celebration commemorating 50 years of Upward Bound at Bowdoin College. Sen. Mitchell’s remarks follow those by President Clayton Rose and Upward Bound Director Bridget Mullen, delivered in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, September 16, 2015.

A Year of Faculty Grants, Fellowships and Honors

Over the past year, Bowdoin faculty from every corner of campus received grants and fellowships to support new and ongoing research projects. Others were honored for their work.

Round-Up: Fellowships, Scholarships Take Students Far Into Studies

This year, many Bowdoin seniors and alumni were awarded some of the country’s most prestigious national fellowships and grants, helping them launch careers in academia, public service, medicine and more.

2015 Reunion Convocation Remarks by President Barry Mills, Senator Angus King, Honorees

This year’s celebration on May 30 featured remarks by President Barry Mills ’72 and Senator Angus S. King Jr. H’07, and the presentation of Bowdoin’s most prestigious alumni recognition awards: the Common Good Award, Distinguished Educator Award and the Alumni Service Award.

Reflections from Tom Read ‘ 15 – ASB Leader and Teaching Minor

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.

Elevating the Status of Teaching

Bowdoin’s education department recently hosted a panel discussion in Kresge Auditorium to discuss what can be done to raise the status of the teaching profession. The event was moderated by Doris Santoro, associate professor of education.

Spring 2015 Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Cohort

Under the supervision of their cooperating teachers and Associate Professor of Education Doris Santoro, three Scholars are working toward demonstration of competency in each of the ten Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards

Bowdoin Professors Win Honors and Grants

Bowdoin faculty members across the sciences and humanities continue to garner awards for their work – including research grants, scholarly accolades, and fellowships abroad – from institutions such as the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Program.

Three Professors Say Their Goodbyes to the Classroom

Three longtime Bowdoin professors taught their last classes this week: Nancy Jennings (Education), Barbara Held (Psychology), and Paul Schaffner (Psychology).