Sophomore Iowa native Elle Ruffridge has certainly made her impact on campus and in women’s basketball. The Lady Bears guard holds multiple high school state records in Iowa and helped lead the Missouri State team to the Sweet 16 this year. How sweet it is “Who would have thought?” Ruffridge said. “We went one in seven for our first eight games. Then we won the conference … [Read more...] about Sophomore basketball star talks success
The Child Development Center (CDC) at Missouri State University provides many hands-on experiences for students, graduates, and community members. MSU students have the opportunity to complete practicums for Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Child and Family Development (CFD) courses at the CDC in all age classrooms (infant through preschool), offering them a different … [Read more...] about Connecting with the community and educating educators
Only one in ten elementary school teachers are men, according to Education Week. “It’s no lie that male elementary educators are highly needed,” Bryce Wilson, senior elementary education major, said. “I have always thought that male teachers in the elementary setting can make a real impact,” Megan Angel, Wilson’s cooperating teacher at Willard Schools, said. “The … [Read more...] about One in ten or one in a million?
Eminence, Missouri’s population sits at about 600. The poverty rate of Eminence is 23.8 percent. That’s two times the national average. About 75 percent of the school children qualify for free or reduced lunches. But Whitney Randolph, graduate student in the elementary education program at Missouri State University, has a different perspective of Eminence. “Our community … [Read more...] about Bringing the joy of books to a community in need
From the very first moments, your child is learning. They are soaking in their environment and learning to interact with it. Dr. Sascha Mowrey, assistant professor of early childhood education at Missouri State University, gives tips for preparing your child for a lifetime of learning. To her, one of the most important characteristics that parents can instill in a child is … [Read more...] about Cradle to kindergarten: Preparing for education