Teachers and administrators from throughout New England attended a Neag School-sponsored workshop that focused on challenging stereotypes, exploring gender roles, reducing bullying and helping ensure that school is a place where all youths—no matter what their background—can thrive.
While New Year’s may seem like a distant past due to the now busy, shuffling life of the semester, an important part of New Year’s is still relevant. The most common resolutions, involving weight loss or improving fitness, fall slave to the same trend every year, says Neag student, Luke Belval.
Seven recent Neag alumni returned to Dr. Richard Schwab’s Teacher Leadership and Organization course to take the podium and share their first-year teaching experiences. The event marked the third year Schwab has invited former students back to campus.
A recent report by Neag education researchers on Connecticut’s new System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED) has the potential to impact every public school student in the state.
Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis ’05 (ED), ’06 MA always felt that teaching kindness was a critical lesson for her young students – perhaps no more so than in the wake of the tragic shooting that took the lives of six of her colleagues and 20 Sandy Hook students last December.
The Coventry Public Schools and the Neag School have joined forces to discover new ways to integrate iPad technology into classroom learning, as well as to use their partnership to plan, implement, and assess both the process and the emerging impacts of this new area of technology integration.
Mary Beth Bruder, a professor in UConn’s Neag School of Education and in the UConn School of Medicine, was co-chair of the committee, which spent four years developing the “Connecticut Guidelines for a Clinical Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
A special section of articles put together by Neag School of Education Educational Psychology Professor James O’Neil (along with Neag alumnus Sara Renzulli and Neag doctoral student Bryce Crasper) is a call to action for more universities to offer courses on “Teaching the Psychology of Men”—an emerging, but often controversial, discipline.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Felice Duffy ’82 (CLAS), ’86 ED, ’91 Ph.D., who has found her way from a UConn soccer field to a federal courtroom, says prosecuting criminals is like playing team sports.
Ethnographer and former professional women’s soccer player Caitlin Davis Fisher recently spoke to UConn’s Neag School of Education Sport Management students about the ability of athletics to promote gender equality.