Having just gone through my first round of midterms, I appreciated how efficient the grading turnaround was at MIT. Instead of waiting weeks for feedback on assessments, as is often the case elsewhere, my graded assessment was returned to me within a day.
Halie is a graduate student in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program at MIT. She is interested in how early life experiences and environments impact brain development, particularly in the context of reading and language, and in turn what this means for children’s educational outcomes.
As part of the McGovern Institute Ask the Brain series, Halie Olson, a graduate student in the labs of John Gabrieli and Rebecca Saxe, pens her answer to the question,”Can I rewire my brain?”
Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. He is the Head of the department of Comparative Media Studies and Writing. He is also a co-faculty advisor for MIT’s J-WEL World Education Lab.
Committed to Caring honors professors Modiano, Kelly, and Li, and calls for nominations.
What makes a great faculty mentor? Appreciative graduate students from across the Institute have thoughts — lots of them.