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Richard Strot

Rick-Strot


Richard L. Strot, M.S. Ed.

Senior Lecturer, Curriculum and Instruction,
Program Director, English as a Second Language

Baylor University
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 220
Phone: 254-710-7040
E-mail: rick_strot@baylor.edu

Degrees:
M.Ed., C & I, Early Childhood Education, University of Texas at Austin, 1978.
B.A., Sociology, Texas Lutheran University, 1970.

Principal Publications:
Classroom Curriculum Puppetry Series:
Your Healthy Body for Life! (1991). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Save the Earth Kit. (1990). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Sea Life Kit. (1988). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Community Helpers Kit. (1987). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Outer Space Kit. (1987). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Dinosaur Kit. (1986). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Farm Kit. (1986). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
North American Wildlife Kit. (1986). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.
Texas Wildlife Kit. (1986). Nancy Renfro Studios, Austin, Texas.

Non-refereed Publications (journal articles, proceeding, papers, etc.)
"Outdoors: A Wonderful Way to Learn and Grow" Baylor Educator. 19:2, Spring/Summer, 2001.
"Teacher Education at Hillcrest PDS" Baylor Pedagogue. 13:2, Spring, 1995.

Philosophy of Teaching:
My philosophy of teaching at Baylor University is centered in the learner. I believe that, by understanding my students' interests, concerns, and knowledge base, I will be able to design appropriate instruction and experiences that increase the potential for life-long learning. In the School of Education this learner-centered approach to teaching impacts not only our teacher candidates but also the K-12 public school students whom they teach during field experiences. Our new program, based in Professional Development School collaborations with public schools, gives my students the real-world experiences they need to succeed as teachers within a framework of support that includes seminars, observations, reflections, and mentoring.

Research Interests:
Action Research in Professional Development Schools
Puppetry--Invited performer at Puppeteers of America Festivals;
scriptwriter and performer with Warehouse Puppeteers.

Affiliations:
Southwest Regional Director, Puppeteers of America
University Liaison, Bell's Hill Professional Development School

Current Course Responsibilities:
Director, Baylor Education in Costa Rica Study Abroad Program
Director, ESL Certification Program
TED 4312, Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
TED 3620/21, Teaching Associate Pedagogical and Professional Responsibilities/Generalist EC-4
TED 3380, Social Issues in Education