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Linda Cox
Linda Cox

Linda H. Cox, M.S.

Senior Lecturer, Curriculum and Instruction

Campus Contact Information
Baylor University
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 218
Phone: 254-710-6118
Fax: 254-710-3160

Supervision Certification (Texas 1986)
Professional Reading Specialist (Texas 1984)
Reading Specialist Certification (Oklahoma 1976)
MS in Curriculum and Instruction (Oklahoma State University 1975)
BS in Education (Oklahoma State University 1970)
Classroom teacher, grades one, two, and three in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Dalton, Georgia.
Reading clinician for middle school-adult remedial readers in Oklahoma
45 graduate hours above MS

Philosophy of Teaching
I believe that to be a good teacher, you must like to learn; you must like to work with people of all ages; and you must be willing to work hard to prepare and to stay current in your field. Modeling is a key component to teaching and even the youngest learner can tell if you are not enjoying what you are teaching. Children do not come into classrooms alone. They have siblings, parents, grandparents, and other care givers. You must enjoy communicating with all of these and be open to ways of alternative communication when language is the barrier. As a teacher at Baylor, you must be able to listen to and respond to students and to colleagues. You must make yourself available, both physically and mentally. It is very important, especially at the university level, to stay current your field. This can involve technology workshops, conference attendance and presentations, professional organization participation, and constant reading. Your reading should include not only the curricular areas you teach, but also international, national, and local information as well as current information about the issues important to the students in the university classrooms. As a Christian university, we have a responsibility to our students to model concern and respect for them and for the public school faculty and students we work with daily. We cannot remain isolated here on campus and think we are demonstrating "best practices." A good teacher is constantly learning, interacting, and laboring to be effective in the classroom, at Baylor or in any other setting.

Research interests
children's literature, collaboration with schools, supervision, reading, children's museums, curriculum

Research and Scholarship-Refereed Journal Publications
"Preservice Teaching in A Children's Museum: Reflecting on the Past, Impacting the Future," in Conference Proceedings of The Learning Conference-Londo (International), 2004.

"On Display: Preservice Teachers in the Museum," Social Education (NCSS) October 2000.

"Who Teaches G/T? Let Me!" Tempo, Summer 1993.

"Mentoring the Gifted Student: A Summer Challenge for Parents," Tempo, Summer, 1988.

"Adaptive Mentoring: A Management Strategy Designed for Gifted Students in Grades 5, 6, and 7," G/C/T, May-June, 1984.

Nonrefereed Journal Publications
"Touching the Past-Teaching for the Future: Teacher Education in a Children's Museum" Baylor Educator, Winter 1999.

"School of Education Sponsors University for Young People," Baylor Pedagogue, Fall 1997.

"University for Young People 1992," Baylor Pedagogue, October, 1992.

"Language Experience: An Essential Element in Teaching Word Recognition Skills in Primary Grades" Baylor Educator, Spring, 1986.

"Genesis of Communication: A Study of Language Evolvement, Acquisition, and Initial Reading Readiness," Baylor Educator, December, 1982.

What Elementary Interns Need to Know (When Teaching Science or Social Studies) and What Happens When They Do: Collaboration Among University Supervisors and Faculty, Interns, and Mentor Teachers (with Margaret Thomson at ATE, February 2010.

Meaningful Realignment of Literacy-Related Course Content and Products in a Field-Based Program (with Barbara Purdum-Cassidy and Margaret Thomson. At ATE, Feb. 2010.

Connecting the Dots: Meaningful Realignment of Literacy-Related Course Content and Products in a Field-Based Program (with Margaret Thomson, Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, and Sheila Gloer. Organization of Teachers of Reading (OTER) at International Reading Association (IRA), Feb. 2010.

What Went Wrong? I Taught It, But They Didn't Get It: Scaffolding Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas (OTER at International Reading Association, May 2009. (with Margaret Thomson)

RAN at Robinson. Higher Education Collaborative poster session, Austin, May 2009, (with Margaret Thomson.

So Who Really Does the Work? Designing TWS that Complement the Internship Experience at ATE Feb. 2009, with Barbara Cassidy and three of my interns)

Reading to Learn While Learning to Read (ATE Feb. 2009, with Margaret Thomson)

We RAN With It: Adapting Nonfiction Comprehension Strategies for Diverse Learners (Texas Council Teachers of English Language Arts January 2009, with Margaret Thomson

Bridging the Generational Divide (Gulf Coast Symposium on HR (with Dr. Joe cox and Jacquelyn D. Cox, May 2008)

Resurrecting and Adapting Content Area Comprehension Strategies for Diverse Learners: Beyond the Basics, (with Margaret Thomson) at ATE National Conference, February 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Leaping Barriers to Authentic Writing, HEC, Austin, May 2007, with Margaret Thomson.

Helping Struggling Authors Leap the Barriers to Authentic Writing (with Margaret Thomson) at Texas State Reading Association Annual Conference, Austin, November 2006.

Overcoming Roadblocks Through Simultaneous Renewal: The Impact of Mentor Training (with Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Anita Baker, Patricia Arredondo, Jamie Mormino, Cathy Capers, Bianca Ochoa at PDS National Conference, Orlando, March 2006/

Two Roads Converged: Making All the Difference in our PDS Partnership (with Jamie Mormino, Pat Arredondo, Anita Baker, Cathy Capers, Barbara Cassidy, Bianca Ochoa. at PDS National Conference, Orlando, March 2006.

Pre-service Teachers + Elementary Students + Interactive Museum = Engaging, Exciting, Education (with Fred Curtis, Rick Strot, Jamie Mormino, and Jill Barrow) at ATE National Conference, February 2006, Atlanta, GA

Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Science: University, School, Museum Collaboration (with Fred Curtis, Rick Strot, Jamie Mormino, and Jill Barrow) at ATE National Conference, February2006, Atlanta, Ga.

Courses Taught
EDC 3309-All Level Curriculum; LS 3305 for education majors, LS 3305 for non-majors; TED 4620, TED 4621, TED 4622, TED 4623, TED 4302, TED 1312