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Professor James Kaufman was interviewed by New Scientist about nurturing or suppressing creativity in the classroom.

 

Want to Think Outside of the Box? Try Sniffing a Placebo

 

The placebo effect is best known in medicine for making people feel better when they are given sham treatments. Now there is growing interest in using placebos to boost athletic and cognitive abilities…

 

 

Professor James Kaufman was interviewed by New Scientist about nurturing or suppressing creativity in the classroom.

 

Congratulations Professors Sally Reis and Joseph Renzulli – NAGC Book of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Our

NAGC Book of the Year Award Winners

 

Curriculum Compacting: A Guide to Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction Through Enrichment and Acceleration (2nd ed.)

Prufrock Press’sCurriculum Compacting andBreaking Through! have been announced as two of the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Book of the Year Award winners. The books were named in the Practitioner and Parent/Caregiver categories, respectively.

In Breaking Through!: Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, by Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Lawner, and Susan Matloff-Nieves, parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas.

Curriculum Compacting: A Guide to Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction Through Enrichment and Acceleration(2nd ed.), by Sally M. Reis, Ph.D., Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D., and Deborah E. Burns, Ph.D., introduces the strategies that teachers need to understand to implement curriculum compacting.

Current Openings: School Psychology & Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology

Current Openings in the Department of Educational Psychology


Assistant Professor, Tenure Track — School Psychology  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10029

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track — Learning Sciences https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10027

 As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations

Shoutout to Special Education on DoE Grant (Profs. Coyne, Lombardi, & Simonsen)

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.3 million in funding through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to the Neag School’s special education program for a project that will fully fund five doctoral students in the areas of literacy, positive behavioral supports, and transition, with four-year competitive fellowships for each student.

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A Big EPSY Welcome to Dr. Clewiston D. Challenger

Educational Psychology welcomes new faculty member – Assistant Professor Dr. Clewiston Challenger

Clewiston D. Challenger has been named an assistant professor of counseling in the Neag School, effective Aug. 23. Challenger most recently served as a graduate assistant, academic advisor, mentor, and tutor at Pennsylvania State University’s Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes. His research interests include college adjustment, sense of belonging, retention, persistence, urban education, and urban school counseling. Challenger received his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at Penn State and is a National Certified Counselor as recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

 Clewiston Challenger

Kari B. Taylor joins the Neag School as the Higher Education and Student Affairs program director. (Photo Credit: Shawn Kornegay/Neag School)