There is power in deep breathing. It's a coping mechanism Missouri State graduate student Grace Pipkins keeps in the toolbox of her mind. It led to one of her favorite moments during her training to become a child life specialist. She was working with a patient, completing a practicum in Cape Town, South Africa, when it happened. “While working with this boy, I could … [Read more...] about The heroic role of a child life specialist
Aaliyah Williams loves to help others, especially kids. It comes naturally for the Kansas City native. “I was born a triplet, but technically I’m the oldest so I’ve always had a nurturing spirit and a desire to take care of my sisters,” she said. “I worked at multiple nonprofit organizations in Kansas City, which created a passion in working with children and … [Read more...] about A global outlook on child development
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
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?