In our changing world, how can teachers be confident they are still teaching and reaching their students? Dr. Stefanie Livers, assistant professor of childhood education and family studies at Missouri State University, researches teacher preparation and professional development of those already in the field. Her goal: to improve access and equity for all students. Classrooms … [Read more...] about Preparing teachers for the new classroom
Not seeing eye to eye with someone? Need to find a solution without going to the courts? Dr. Stan Leasure, business law professor at Missouri State University, says alternative dispute methods might be your best bet. “If you’re going to build me a house, we might realize that house-building is something that involves a lot of money and it’s complicated,” Leasure said. “You … [Read more...] about Power of arbitration
Spreading across roughly 40,000-45,000 square miles, the Ozarks covers much of the southern half of Missouri and a large part of northern Arkansas. It also extends into northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. There are many stereotypes about the Ozarks and Ozarkers. They range from frontiersmen to hillbillies and moonshiners. With his research on Ozarks history, Dr. Brooks … [Read more...] about How was life in the Ozarks during the Civil War?
Opioids are commonly prescribed for those with a total knee replacement. But with the increased attention turned to the abuse of these narcotics, a new method was approved a few years ago: cryoneurolysis. “Cryoneurolysis takes the nerve just to the point of slightly damaging, basically bruising it, so that it doesn’t conduct the painful impulses anymore,” said … [Read more...] about Freezing away the pain
Marketing research traditionally has been done using quantitative methods, such as group surveying or self-reporting. While these methods provide valuable data, they don’t tell the whole story. Rebecca Rast Rebecca Rast, assistant professor in the marketing department at Missouri State University, is taking a different approach to this kind of research. She is using facial … [Read more...] about Understanding consumers through emotion