Mississippi Education Connection | Healthy Eating Throughout the Summer
The kids are out of school and with the lazy days of summer, it’s easy to let good eating habits slide but getting the right nutrition remains important during the summer to keep children’s maturing brains healthy. On this episode, we'll discuss healthy eating options for you and your family this summer with our special guest, MPB’s own, Ed Said. We’ll also talk with Germaine Flood, Education Specialist & Ed Said Lunch Bunch Crew Member andDr. Fiona Lewis, Instructor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center and CEO of LLBJ Culinary and Wellness Enterprises LLC.https://education.mpbonline.org/https://shedidthatfood.com/http://edsaid.org/
Mississippi Education Connection | School is out for summer, now what?
The academic school year is over and as chaotic and stressful as it may have been you made it! But now it’s summertime and keeping your kids active and engaged during this time isn’t going to be easy so today we’re going to take a look at a few summer camps and programs that are available around the state. We’ll start on the MS Gulf coast at the Walter Anderson Museum, then we’ll head to the MS Children’s Museum and end with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MS.Tips of the Week: Encourage your child’s interestsThis may be a great time to expose young people to new learning opportunities. Try hands-on activities based on your child’s interests, such as growing plants from seeds, learning to bake or interviewing relatives to learn more about the family tree. If your child seems Velcro-ed to their devices, try incorporating technology into rewarding activities. Friends or family members could teach younger kids a new skill over Zoom. Older kids could use technology to work for a cause that benefits the community.Put them to work.The pandemic means families are dealing with low-grade stress that’s always in the background, oOne way to alleviate that stress is to set a flexible rhythm to the day. Giving kids some predictability by engaging them in household chores and things they can do to be helpful can provide a sense of stability.Enjoy downtime togetherThis summer will be a time for families to think differently about how we usually teach and learn. Play is kids work, especially for younger kids, so keep that in mind. Just because children aren't doing a worksheet doesn't mean they aren't learning. Families feel sort of 'stuck together" but it could be a really valuable season of life to restore relationships. Just because you get older doesn't mean you have to stop playing.Source: Georgia State University New Hub https://news.gsu.edu/2020/05/26/schools-out-now-what/For more information about the places we featured on this show, visit the links below:https://www.walterandersonmuseum.org/https://mschildrensmuseum.org/http://www.bgccm.org/
Mississippi Education Connection | High School Senior Day
For the most people high school is something they remember for the rest of their lives, especially those last couple of months, but, for the graduating class of 2020, these times will be remembered much differently. Today we’re celebrating our Mississippi high school seniors and sitting down with three graduates to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on their senior year.Plus, listen as seniors from around the state share messages with their peers in our senior spotlight. Tips of the Week for High School SeniorsDiversify your skills. There are some skill sets that have become more marketable than before because of COVID-19. See which ones you have and fine tune them.Make the most of your summer before before college. It's been a stressful and uncertain past few months. So, relax and enjoy the summer, making the necessary preparations but don't get overwhelmed. As long as you are ready with your technology, the colleges and universities are awaiting you with huge welcomes. They are prepared.Get involved. Stay involved, with your home community and your new school community. You learn new skills when you volunteer and you build your network.
Mississippi Education Connection | Parenting through a Pandemic
For many people, home in the age of COVID-19 has become the office, the classroom and even the gym. With school closures, working remotely and, social distancing it’s a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for parents.So today we’re discussing “Parenting through a Pandemic” with our guests, LeighAnne Cheeseman, Damien Davis and Dr. Pamela Scott. Listen as they share their personal experiences and strategies for managing home life in a time of social distancing and self-quarantine.Governor Tate Reeves will be hosting a statewide graduation ceremony Saturday May 16th at 10 a.m. live on his Facebook page. Graduating seniors who wish to have their names called during this virtual commencement are asked to submit a form online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS_CEW22JFOOrjIPQBnK7aJouwudzaF6vDUgBrGk6RCvFzHA/viewformTips of the Week for Parents: Watch for behavior changes in your childTry to start your day earlier than the rest of the familyCreate a "Flow Chart"Create a dedicated work space for the kidsPrioritize dailyLet things exist in harmony with each otherDon't be afraid of change
Mississippi Education Connection | Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day and with the abrupt end to the physical school year, our teachers have done even more to continue educating students with virtual classrooms and distance learning.So today we’re celebrating teachers and educators for “Teacher Appreciation Week” with our guests State Teacher of the year, Hannah Gadd- Ardrey and Administrator of the year, Dr. Lee Pambianchi and joining us from the Department of Education, Dr. Corey Murphy, Executive Director Office of Teaching and Leading.
Mississippi Education Connection | Conversation with Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann
Most governments around the world have closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the Coronavirus and these closures have impacted over 90% of the world’s student population. Listen as we speak with Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the legislature’s plans for education, ways in which he's connecting with educators and students and what the future may hold for all Mississippians. For more information about the Adopt a Senior Program visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/897555907376149/
MS Education Connection | Covid 19 Educational Disruption and Response
As the coronavirus crisis continues to place tremendous strain on the education system, state policymakers along with district leaders, school leaders, teachers and support staff are working to ensure the well-being of students and families.Listen as State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carey Wright and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Nathan Oakley give us updates in response to COVID-19 and answer your questions and concerns.Our "Tips of the Week" come from students who participated in Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann's "Healthy at Home Project"Brittany from Lindsey Middle School in Brookhaven says: Use the three H's to stay healthy during this pandemic Stay HappyStay HealthyStay at HomeDrake from Richland Elementary School says:Make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetablesTake your medicine when you are sickStay at homeFor district updates, guidance and resources for educators and families visit: https://www.mdek12.org/