Parents trust teachers to take care of their children. It's a relationship built on trust and mutual desire to provide the best for the younger generation. But how are teachers expected to care for others’ children when they lack the resources to support their own family life? Dr. Sarah Baker studied this dynamic for her dissertation. Specifically, she studied women … [Read more...] about Increasing awareness: The dissonance of motherhood as a teacher
Senior elementary education major Lauren Floyd didn’t always love reading. In fact, there was a time when it was the hardest thing in the world for her. It took a few years for parents and teachers to discover this wasn’t a typical challenge Floyd was facing. “It wasn’t until second grade when my family and teachers discovered that I was struggling with reading because of … [Read more...] about Deciphering the written word
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?