Dr. Elizabeth King studies social-emotional development in young children. Her recent research into how preschool teachers affirm or minimize children's emotions – and how it varies between genders – is featured in the 2021 issue of Mind’s Eye. The full story is available on the site now. Here is an excerpt: King believes gender plays a major role in our … [Read more...] about Dr. Elizabeth King featured in Mind’s Eye magazine
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?
“If my curriculum and pedagogy aren’t sufficiently engaging, is that an argument to rely on grades to coerce students into doing what I want?” This is a quote from Alfie Kohn’s foreword to “UNgrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead).” The book inspired Dr. Chloe Bolyard, assistant professor in Missouri State University’s department of … [Read more...] about Ungrading: shifting the classroom focus back to learning
Mathematics may not seem like it goes hand-in-hand with becoming a therapist, but Jamie Cayley knows he can put his problem-solving skills to good use by helping others. In addition to his master's in mathematics, Cayley is working toward a Student Mental Health, Family and Community Support Graduate Certificate to help him prepare for MSU’s clinical psychology graduate … [Read more...] about Problem solving and a passion for helping others
To understand the human experience, one of the most important things is for children to learn to identify emotions – what they feel, why they feel that way and how to validate and regulate the emotions. It’s a big job, and every person a child comes into contact with plays a role. Dr. Elizabeth King teaches in the College of Education at Missouri State University and … [Read more...] about Teach emotional competency to toddlers