Month: September 2016

Guilford Learning Goes Global

September 28, 2016

The principles and practices of Guilford public education are making their way across the globe—all the way to Jordan. Through a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the non-profit Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Jordan, four sitting superintendents across the state have or are traveling to Jordan to work with principals in the country and one of those superintendents is Guilford’s Dr. Paul Freeman.

UConn Teaching Duo Share Office at Staples

September 28, 2016

The two rookie Staples English teachers became friends when they were first semester senior English majors at UConn and had overlapping schedules. As they both headed on to the UConn Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG), their friendship grew.

Food Justice; Food insecurity; Rene Roselle; Neag School of Education

Food Justice: Access, Equity, & Sustainability for Healthy Students & Communities

September 27, 2016

The following excerpt comes from an article — titled “Food Justice: Access, Equity, and Sustainability for Healthy Students and Communities” — co-authored by Neag School associate professor René Roselle and first-year educational leadership doctoral student Chelsea Connery ’13 (ED), ’14 MA, who is also an alum of the Neag School Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program. In this piece, Roselle and Connery examine the issue of food insecurity and its impact on student achievement, touching on examples of solutions in Connecticut.

Grace Healey, Special Education major in London as part of Teaching Internship Program Study Abroad.

Special Education Abroad: Teaching in U.K. Classrooms That Offer ‘Safe Space for Recovery’

September 26, 2016

Imagine a school where students, ranging in age from 13 to 19 years old, do not regularly show up for class every day. Those who do attend may abruptly walk out in the middle of a lesson. And just outside this school’s entrance is a short, paved path that leads to an on-premises, partner hospital clinic, where most of the school’s adolescent students, facing a wide range of mental health challenges, have been admitted as patients for treatment for anywhere from two weeks to a year. Each fall, it is here — at Northgate School in North London — that several of the Neag School’s aspiring teachers arrive to intern as part of the London Study Abroad Teaching Internship Program.

100 Questions That Promote Mathematical Discourse

September 21, 2016

Asking better questions can open doors for students, promoting mathematical thinking and discourse. A set of 100 questions that can be incorporated into mathematics instruction — created by the Neag School Dean Gladis Kersaint, who serves as an advisor for Ready® Mathematics — have been made available online as free infographics.