It’s a true hallmark of parenting: We all want what’s best for our kids. Parents are fierce protectors, consistent teachers and faithful advocates. When a child has an emotional or behavioral disorder, educators must work with parents and students to develop goals, a beneficial plan and appropriate structure. Dr. Reesha Adamson, associate professor of special education at … [Read more...] about What if your child struggles in a classroom?
Each aspect of a college campus contributes to the success of its students. Professionals in the field of student affairs in higher education (SAHE) partner with academic affairs units on different campuses to create holistic collegiate experiences that support undergraduate student success that results in degree attainment. Since 2015, the Division of Student Affairs … [Read more...] about Effective assessments in an era of accountability
Shifting from being a teacher to an administrator can bring a lot of changes. There are also many benefits to knowing both fields, no matter which one you work in. The College of Education’s department of counseling, leadership and special education collaborates with local school districts to create cohorts of educators who earn their master’s in educational … [Read more...] about Learning the administrative side of education
When students act out in classrooms, many schools deal with the disruptive behaviors through restraint and seclusion. “Restraint restricts a child’s movement, while seclusion involves removing a child from the academic context,” said Dr. Reesha Adamson, a special education expert at Missouri State University. “Historically, our schools have underreported these incidents.” While … [Read more...] about Reduce negative classroom behaviors with de-escalation strategies
Meet Mark Simmonds, no ordinary school principal. Mark has not only seen it all but been it all. While currently the principal at Springfield Option Site (SOS), a residential, public school for behavioral health services, he himself was once a student at a similar school. He acknowledges that his own experience enables him to relate to the students. “I was once a student … [Read more...] about The rise and return of a phoenix in education