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April 25, 2014
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Two Memorable Teachers/Mentors Honored by Baylor School of Education [4/25/2014]

HookerThumbA high school teacher from Jacksonville, Texas, and a volunteer coach from Phoenix, Ariz., were honored by the Baylor School of Education (SOE).

The Baylor SOE each year honors memorable teachers or mentors as part of its annual Senior Recognition Banquet. Memorable educators are nominated by the Baylor students, who submit an essay to support their nomination.

The late Marilyn Hooker of Jacksonville, nominated by senior education major Meagan Pike, and Floyd Samons of Phoenix, nominated by senior Health Science Studies major Sabrina Kinzley, were both honored at the banquet April 14 on the Baylor campus in Waco. Both students read their essays at the banquet. Continue Reading →

April 8, 2014
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Baylor SOE Students and Programs Receive Statewide Recognition [4/8/2014]

QuestQualityLogo-ThumbFive students and three programs in the Baylor School of Education (SOE) received statewide recognition from Quest for Quality. A collaboration between CREATE and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Quest for Quality identifies exemplary teacher candidates and exceptional practices in university-based teacher-preparation programs.

Recognitions announced this spring for Baylor SOE included five teacher candidates, a field-based instructional practice, an individual faculty practice and a K-12 partnership, covering every Quest for Quality recognition category. Nominations were sent to Quest for Quality in the fall and announced this semester. Continue Reading →

April 3, 2014
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SOE Seniors Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research [4/3/2014]

ActionResearch-ThumbnailWhich is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave? Those were just a few of the questions that Baylor School of Education (SOE) seniors tackled as part of the 2014 Action Research Symposium. After designing and implementing research projects in the classrooms where they are teaching as full-time interns, one hundred Baylor seniors presented their findings on April 1. The teaching interns worked with mentor teachers in their classrooms to develop and implement the research, and many of those mentors were on hand at the Symposium, along with school principals and the superintendents from area districts. Continue Reading →