The sound of ukuleles may be resonating across Guilford this summer. Sarah Ryan has found a note that sounds sweet to many throughout the Guilford Lakes elementary school.
“We can absolutely teach the majority of children—something like 96% or 97%—to read with the right instruction. But we can’t end the sentence there. It’s really ‘with the right instruction for them,’” says Rachael Gabriel, associate professor of literacy education.
James Kaufman said studies do suggest some kind of link between mental illness and “genius-level” creativity. He said that is balanced by many studies that show there is no cause and effect relationship: “Creativity doesn’t lead to mental illness, and mental illness doesn’t lead to creativity,” he said.
But he worries that perception may too often be accepted as fact, which might lead someone to put off treatment, or stop taking medication, for example, out of the mistaken belief that it could stifle creativity.
As social scientists who study coaching and leadership in sport, we’re starting to see a double standard at play – one that holds female coaches to a different standard than their male counterparts.
CSCH Steering Committee member Lisa Sanetti interviews CSCH affiliates Xiaomei Cong and Angela Starkweather about their work in the UConn Center for Advancement in Managing Pain.
Starring alums Karissa Niehoff ’10 Ed.D. and Jesús Cortés-Sanchez ’18 (ED), ’19 MA, plus appearances by music ed majors and Jonathans XIII and XIV, Neag School Commencement Weekend was full of Husky spirit.
Ronald Beghetto explains why all students need to be creative thinkers. He considers whether creativity is a generic skill, and how – or if – we should assess it in schools.
University of Connecticut baseball coach Jim Penders ’94 (CLAS), ’98 MS became the all-time winningest coach in program history on Thursday night as the Huskies defeated Tulane by a 8-5 score in New Orleans.
UConn’s second annual Giving Day, a University-wide fundraising event held in March, raised more than $400,000 for the University of Connecticut as a whole, including more than $22,000 for the Neag School — all within the span of 36 consecutive hours.
Opportunities for students to take notice and observe the world around them are essential to the inquiry process. In any investigation, students practice patience while closely observing, collecting and organizing evidence, and synthesizing ideas. Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) has the potential to develop these skills, and can be integrated into almost any content area.