Karen Hermann

How to Teach Your Children Healthy Eating Habits

By Karen Hermann

A family shares a meal at the table.

Christy Maloney, LD, LDN offers some suggestions on teaching healthy eating habits to children. 

She says involving kids in the preparation of meals not only teaches them good habits, but also makes them more interested in the food they are eating. 

Teacher Engagement in the Education Process

By Karen Hermann

Dr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley School of Education at Winthrop University

 

Dr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Dean of the Richard W. Riley School of Education at Winthrop University, says teacher engagement in the political process, including voting, is the best way for teachers to make their voices heard in South Carolina.

At Winthrop University, part of teacher training is an awareness of the education process.
 

 

Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands

By Karen Hermann

Students in the BOOM Program learned construction techniques by building small houses.

Richland School Districts One and Two, Lexington-Richland District Five, Midlands Education & Business Alliance, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, Midlands Workforce and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina partnered with Midlands Technical College to offer the BOOM program. BOOM stands for Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands and is an effort to provide qualified candidates for jobs in the construction field, and to assist students who may not otherwise receive a diploma. 

Student Voice - Rush Johnston

By Karen Hermann

Empty desks in an empty classroom

Students across the country are taking a more active role in education policy. Rush Johnston, a senior at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, is a member of a group called Student Voice. In August 2017, she and other students met with Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to talk about the changes they would like to see in their schools. 

For more information, go to https://www.stuvoice.org or @stu_voice

Student Voice - Surya Korrapati

By Karen Hermann

Teacher working with students

Students across the country are taking a more active role in education policy. Surya Korrapati, a senior at River Bluff High School, is a member of a group called Student Voice. He talked with us about how teacher shortages affect students around the state and how Student Voice is working with Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the South Carolina Legislature to enact change. 

For more information, go to https://www.stuvoice.org or @stu_voice

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