Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz Visits Hartford
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Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz Visits Hartford

May 20, 2015

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, PhD, assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and co-editor of Teacher Education and Black Communities: Implications for Access, Equity and Achievement visited Hartford on April 22 where she gave two talks sponsored by the University of Hartford. 

Early in the day, she led a talk and discussion at the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology at Hartford Public High School. She introduced the concept of “catching sense” to an audience of over 100 11th and 12th graders Students were challenged to think about the “catching sense” concept in their daily lives and school, and discussed ways that teachers and other adults can encourage them along their academic and personal life journeys.

Later that day, Dr. Sealey-Ruiz gave a talk titled "Seeing and taking the time to notice: Looking beyond partial representations in the classroom" at the University of Hartford. Her talk was the keynote at the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ (ENHP) fourth annual ENHP Day. Dr. Sealey-Ruiz challenged audience members to take time to see students through a different lens in an effort to help them in their learning.

H. Kenny Nienhusser, assistant professor of educational leadership, organized both lectures through ENHP’s Institute for Translational Research. He is director of the Center for Learning and Professional Education, one of the three centers that comprise the institute.