Our children have spent the past two years living through a pandemic, sifting through experiences and learning the new “normal.” Dr. Lindsey Murphy, associate professor in Missouri State University’s department of childhood education and family studies, has worked with children in crisis situations. “In general, caregivers have been more stressed during the pandemic, balancing … [Read more...] about Supporting children in times of uncertainty
School can be tough these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times? Dr. Sarah Jean Baker, assistant … [Read more...] about What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school?
Giving a child a good early education will benefit them for their entire career as a student. What are the most important factors that influence a child’s educational development? Is education spending a direct measure of education quality? How can residents know whether their tax dollars are being used wisely by local authorities on early education? Dr. M. Hassan Raza, … [Read more...] about What makes a good early education system?
A teacher’s job is complex. Teachers need to communicate subject matter clearly and keep attention. They must minimize distractions, answer questions, provoke students’ critical thinking skills and perhaps most importantly, notice. Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers, associate professor of childhood education and family studies at Missouri State, explains the importance of … [Read more...] about Teachers adjust lessons based on students’ reactions
Parents play a key role in helping their child achieve success in school. Dr. Sascha Mowrey, assistant professor in the childhood education and family studies department at Missouri State University, shares with GateHouse Media a few things parents can do to engage their young school-aged children. … [Read more...] about How parents can prepare a child for elementary school success