Month: November 2019

Grad Students Left Out of the Conversation on College Mental Health

November 13, 2019

It was spring of my first year of graduate school. The days were getting longer, yet I found myself less able to get myself out of bed. I spent the hours in my assistantship on edge, taking bathroom breaks to keep myself from crying. In class, I could not focus as my throat tightened around what felt like a rock. At home, I barely had time to do anything beyond coursework.

I was tired in my body and soul. I hit my breaking point when the idea of driving back to campus one day made me sob uncontrollably.

The Progressive Transformation of New York City Schools

November 8, 2019

In recommending the “schoolwide-enrichment model,” SDAG was promoting an alternative method for teaching gifted students. The theory was developed by Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally Reis of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut. The theory has a “broadened conception of giftedness,” and “the centerpiece of the model is the development of differentiated learning experiences that take into consideration each student’s abilities, interests, learning styles, and preferred styles of expression,” Renzulli and Reis write. This enables the development of “talents in all children.”