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CLS Faculty Writes on Successful Homework Strategies

Janine L. Nieroda-Madden G’19, assistant professor in the department of reading and language arts, wrote about 6 ways to establish a productive homework routine for The Conversation. Nieroda-Madden, a graduate of the Ph.D. in literacy education program, teaches College Learning Strategies courses for undergraduate students across all schools and majors at Syracuse University, and has...
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Encouraging Youth Writing through Community

The South African humanist philosophy of Ubuntu, loosely translated, means “I am because we are.” Ubuntu, as a framework, has been central to Bryan Ripley Crandall G’12 and his work at the Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) at Fairfield University. “A human being is a human being because of other human beings” Crandall says. “I am,...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott on Importance of Inclusion in Writing Instruction

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in Reading and Language Arts, wrote about the benefit of classrooms that include all students for the Harvard Education Publishing Group Voices in Education blog. In “Why Writing Instruction Works Best in Inclusive Settings”, Chandler-Olcott says: A commitment to educating students with and without...
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Alumni Highlights: New Leadership Roles for Milano, Miller, Faiola

School of Education alumni continue to hold leadership roles at all levels of education, providing culturally responsive leadership in enhancing student learning and experiences. Lisa Milano ’84 is the new principal of St. Mary School in Canandaigua, NY. She has worked in public and private schools across New York State, teaching several elementary grades, leading literacy...
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Spector/Warren Fellows Continue Their Journey After Syracuse

When Rhiannon Berry G’09 teaches the Holocaust to her English classes at Liverpool High School (NY), she won’t say, “6.1 million Jews were murdered.” After her recent visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims, she will say, “One Jew was murdered 6.1 million times.” Berry, who studied at Holocaust Museum Houston as a...
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Faculty Holding Leadership and Editorial Roles for Fall 2019

School of Education faculty deepen their commitments to research and teaching through leadership positions in regional and national professional organizations, and serving in editor positions at prestigious publications. Leadership Positions Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s Professor, Reading and Language Arts President, Literacy Research Association Kevin Heffernan, Dean’s Associate Professor, Exercise Science President, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter, American College...
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Summer Fellowships Help Doctoral Candidates Focus on Finishing Dissertation

50 Syracuse University doctoral candidates were awarded Summer Disseratation Fellowship for summer 2019. Each student received $4,000 in Invest Syracuse funding to help them focus on their dissertations instead of having to work extra hours—away from their research—to support themselves. To apply for the fellowship, doctoral students must be in good standing, have completed all...
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Emma Maurer ’20: Lessons in Resilience

Emma Maurer ’20 epitomizes the values of the Judith Greenberg Seinfield Prize. Three years ago, Emma Maurer ’20 started Syracuse University with big dreams and high expectations. Coming from Wappingers Falls, a small rural town in upstate NY, Emma’s transition to campus life was more daunting than she had anticipated. “I spent my first year...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott on Summer Learning Loss

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, wrote about summer learning loss, common advice, and what research really shows for The Conversation. In “What advice articles miss about ‘summer loss'” Chandler-Olcott draws on her work with the Syracuse University Summer Literacy Clinic,...
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Fulbright DAI Semester Concludes with Lessons Learned in the Classroom and Through Cultural Understanding

At the start of the spring 2019 semester, Syracuse temperatures hovered in the single digits, and even hardened locals balked at the brutal cold and wind. For eighteen teachers, newly arrived from nine countries as far away as the Philippines and Senegal, the extreme weather was a novelty that quickly lost its luster. But the...
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