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Education students learn the importance of hands-on learning

William Woods EDU

As an undergraduate education major you will be working in classrooms full of students with vastly different learning styles from kinesthetic or tactile learners — who understand best through movement — to auditory learners — who benefit most from listening and talking things through. Visual learners benefit from the opportunity to watch others create, and social […]

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January 11th, 2017

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Secondary education majors prepare to show their students the wide world of career options

William Woods EDU

On October 7 students in schools across the state participated in Missouri Manufacturing Day. This holiday was declared by Governor Jay Nixon as part of a larger national initiative designed to address common misconceptions about manufacturing and to give local manufacturers the opportunity to open their doors to students and, in a coordinated effort with […]

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November 30th, 2016

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Bachelors in education students learn the importance of leadership in and outside the classroom

William Woods EDU

In February of this year, four leading education groups — The National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the U.S. Department of Education — met at the 2016 National Summit on Teachers Leadership to encourage and empower more educators to be leaders in their […]

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July 5th, 2016

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Why preschool is important and how education students can get involved

William Woods EDU

Between 2011 and 2013 54 percent of U.S. children ages three to four were not attending preschool, according to the most recent survey by Kids Count Data Center, an organization that provides data on child and family well-being across the country. Furthermore, in Missouri, between 2011 and 2013, an estimated 56 percent of children age […]

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June 1st, 2016

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Teaching democracy matters

William Woods EDU

54.9 percent of eligible voters actually cast their ballots for the 2012 presidential election. For the youngest group of voters, that number is closer to one-third.  57.1 percent of eligible voters voted in 2008, which, even reaching the highest voter turnout since 1968, was still pretty weak. Among Americans, civic knowledge, engagement, participation and awareness […]

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May 24th, 2016

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Most effective ways bachelors in education students get finals-ready

William Woods EDU

The campus is somber, with a slight hint of tension hanging in the air. Students seek a quiet place of concentration, from the packed-out Starbucks at the student center to the quiet corners of the library. Dining hall doors stay open around the clock, providing coffee and snacks to those late night studiers who need […]

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April 25th, 2016

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Tips for education students: how to spot and prevent “burnout”

William Woods EDU

As we approach the end of the academic year — when summer break is in sight but just out of reach — it is highly common for teachers, as well as education students, to start feeling burnt out, whether from managing a classroom of your own or closing out a challenging semester. If you begin […]

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April 19th, 2016

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Advice for education students: How to approach parent-teacher conferences

William Woods EDU

As a teacher, you want to see your students reach their full potential. As a parent, you want the same. You’re in this together. Interacting with the parents of your students should not be a dreaded confrontation, but a collaboration of minds fighting for the same goal. Here is some advice for bachelors in education […]

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April 6th, 2016

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3 helpful student teaching tips for bachelor of education students

William Woods EDU

In 2011 the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) did a survey of student teaching programs in the U.S. finding the experience to have a lasting impact on students’ long-term teaching careers. The survey states that, “a uniformly strong student teaching experience has the power to dramatically improve the vision of teaching excellence.” Here are […]

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February 2nd, 2016

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The prevalence of bullying in schools and how bachelors of education students can make a difference

William Woods EDU

According to a National Center for Educational Statistics survey, one out of four students in the U.S. reported being bullied during the 2013 school year. And with the increased use of social media and social sharing networks, bullying has moved beyond just school hallways into the online realm. The National Bullying Prevention Center noted that […]

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January 26th, 2016

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