Education students investigate the practice of learning through making

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As a culture of innovation and DIY (do-it-yourself) continues to grow in our country and the Maker Movement gains momentum, we examine how educators can take this new learning model and integrate it into their classrooms. “The Maker Movement is rediscovering learning by doing,” says Dale Dougherty, one of the founding fathers of the Maker […]

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EDU Career Spotlight: What does an activities director do?

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From doing the hokey pokey to leading a mountainous backpacking trip, activities directors’ responsibilities can fit into just about anything that interests you. Last month, we highlighted what graduates of the William Woods master of education in athletics/activities administration do on the athletics side of the degree, but what about the activities side? Activities directors, […]

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New crisis prevention training increases marketability of William Woods education graduates

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In a previous Look Into Education blog, we spotlighted education professor, Joe Davis and all the work he’s been doing to help bachelor’s in education students gain experience and prepare for success in their future teaching career. One way he’s doing this is through bringing a unique certification training called the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) […]

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Education Faculty Spotlight: Joe Davis

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Joe Davis knows what it means to invest back into the places that invested in you. A Fulton native, Davis has been working in Fulton public schools for over a decade, beginning as a summer school enrichment teacher and site supervisor for an after-school child care program at a local elementary school — all while […]

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Special Education teachers learn to combat bullying

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Students with special needs or disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers.  One study found that 60 percent of students with disabilities report being bullied regularly compared with 25 percent of all students. These are statistics that concern special education majors as with passionate hearts they learn […]

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Math curriculum needs a makeover and it’s up to education students to take action

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According to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the average math score for U.S. students was 20 points below the international average math score. “Students are often good at answering the first layer of a problem in the United States,” said Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organization for Economic […]

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Teaching students to fall in love with reading

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In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the celebration of Missouri Read-In Day and the importance of helping all students reach proficient reading level or higher. More than half of students in the U.S. in fourth or eighth grade are reading below proficiency and are at risk of failing or dropping out of […]

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Athletics administration and the law

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The Master of Education in Athletics/Activities program leads to the initial certification of the National Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators Association (NIAAA) and is one of the few to be recognized by the NIAAA as meeting the educational requirements toward becoming a Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA) or a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA). Part of the road to […]

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Educators celebrate Missouri Read-In Day

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According to The Nation’s Report Card, a collection of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data, in 2015 a little over one third of fourth and eighth grade students performed at or above proficiency in reading. The National Center for Education Statistics shows that the average reading score of fourth and eighth graders in the […]

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The importance of physical education to student success

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In recent years, despite obesity concerns and national initiatives to get kids moving, some schools have chosen to offer fewer physical education opportunities for children. In courses like EDU 527 Athletics/Activities Promotion as well as EDU 524 Current Issue/Common Challenges in Athletics/Activities Administration, William Woods M.Ed. students learn to both share their vision for how […]

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