Del Siegle’s book “The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement” provides educators and parents with a comprehensive overview of why bright students may underachieve, as well as how teachers can make lessons more engaging. Written in straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the book is available in paperback and electronic form.
As the work of Associate Professor Sandy Bell (’94 Ph.D. in adult and vocational education) well illustrates, effective adult learning just doesn’t occur in classrooms. It occurs in barns, corn fields and even on East African groundnut farms.
The Neag School of Education is now home to 17 new faculty—a mix of junior and senior faculty and recognized across the nation as top scholars in the field of education and workforce development. Combining the Neag School ‘s outstanding new faculty hires with the school’s already nationally recognized faculty, and the possibilities of what the Neag School will accomplish with respect to meaningful, nationwide education reform are endless.
A $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences will allow more than 8,000 Connecticut and Illinois middle schoolers to experience the same kind of significant improvements in writing abilities, critical and scientific thinking, leadership, and problem solving that the 5,000 students who’ve already participated in UConn’s GlobalEd2 (GE2) program […]
It didn’t take long for New Britain fifth-grade teacher Kim Rosa Gionfriddo to realize the strategies she learned as a Neag School of Education REALL fellow to better teach students with limited English proficiency could benefit native English-speaking students, too. “It’s a simple thing, but just by being more explicit and taking time to define […]
It’s been more than 50 years since Philip Pumerantz, Ph.D., has sat in a University of Connecticut classroom, yet he applies the lessons he learned there every day. Specifically, he said he strives to “listen, care and advise” the way long-time former UConn Education Professor William Gruhn, Ph.D., did when Pumerantz was a student there […]
Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Ph.D., brings proven leadership and extensive experience working with educators in culturally and linguistically complex school systems to her new role as executive director of Teacher Education at UConn’s Neag School of Education. Among her priorities will be to ensure that graduates of Neag’s rigorous and innovative undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs […]
As Earle Bidwell ’71 sees it, his job as a University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) clinical supervisor is to lead by example and help students working to become a principal, vice principal, department head or other school administrator see their strengths and “bring out all they have to offer.” This kind of dedication […]
Celebrated NBA and UConn basketball standout Emeka Okafor doesn’t just believe in the power dreams, but in the importance of every young person having them—which is why he recently donated $100,000 to Husky Sport. His gift is an extension of an initial donation of $250,000 to the program in 2007. Okafor’s first gift allowed for […]
It’s not much of a stretch to say Joe Williamson was born to be a teacher. His mother, grandmother, and grandfather were all teachers. And even as a teen at Greenwich High School, he spent much of his free time helping and nurturing others. He volunteered as a music camp counselor, interned at a middle […]