Category: Neag in the Media

Fresh Talk: 10 Lessons I Learned From My Students

October 16, 2019

“As a graduate student in education who is placed in an internship in East Hartford, I am preparing for a career teaching such things as reading and math,” says Isaballa Horan. “But teaching goes both ways, and in many instances, my students have taught me far more than I have taught them.”

Students attending mental health panel

Why You Should Seek Help With Mental Health

October 14, 2019

USG and Student Health and Wellness held a panel about college mental health Thursday in honor of World Mental Health Day. The four panelists — mental health professionals Dr. Sarah Ketchen Lipson and Dr. Clewiston Challenger and UConn students Kanu Caplash and Jovanni Vicenty — came together to give different perspectives and levels of expertise to discuss the topic.

App Endgame: Detect Dyslexia Earlier

October 7, 2019

Dyslexia makes reading a struggle for millions of people, but the learning disability is rarely diagnosed before age seven. Now, a team of educators and scientists led by UConn professors has made a game-like app that could help teachers identify younger kids at risk.

Games With Impact

September 27, 2019

“We saw the Nuremberg trials as a really interesting opportunity to explore the nature of justice and value of critical discernment, especially during a global rise in digital disinformation and anti-Semitism,” says Stephen Slota, Ph.D., an educational psychologist at the Neag School of Education.

Harvard Continues With College Board’s ‘Adversity Score’ Following Programs and Changes to the Program

September 17, 2019

“The Landscape isn’t much different than the original Adversity Index, other than [that] the College Board [is] reporting separate scores for the high school and neighborhood indices, and students now can receive their score along with colleges,” Casey Cobb said. “I think the biggest change was the name. They switched it to Landscape to deflect criticism that the scores validly measure adversity.”