Aiyana G. Henry, Ed.D
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
Campus Contact Information
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Office: Draper 129C
Phone: (254) 710-1937
2000 B. S. The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2002 M.Ed. Baylor University, Waco, Texas
2012 Ed. D Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Philosophy of Teaching
As an educator, I recognize that my students come from diverse backgrounds and have unique strengths and weaknesses. I strive to transfer my knowledge of content and pedagogy, while at the same time cultivate interest and develop an environment that fosters interaction, growth, and reflection. I want my students to become autonomous independent learners and believe in the process of making meaning from direct experience. I strive to develop a trusting relationship with each one of my students and encourage them to come to me inside or outside the classroom. I try hard to build a sense of community through open discussions, teamwork, and teaching my students the importance of reflecting on their practice. I am a firm believer that assessment drives instruction and the importance of teaching our students how to make their teaching visible. Connecting theory to practice is critical for today's educator and making these connections will produce life-long learners.
My research interests include Teacher Education, Experiential Learning, Preparing pre-service teachers to work with diverse populations, Fostering independent learning for pre-service teachers, Cognitive CoachingSM, Coaching, Mentoring, Professional Development Schools, and Reflection
Henry, A. & Keathley, B. (2013). Coaching the reflective practitioner: A new way of fostering independent learning for teacher candidates while in a PDS setting. PDS Partners.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor for the Social Sciences, Baylor University, 2010
TED 4623 Internship Elem. School Part IV
TED 4622 Internship Elem. School Part III
TED 4621 Internship Elem. School Part II
TED 4620 Internship Elem. School Part I
TED 3621 Teaching Associate Part II
TED 3620 Teaching Associate Part I
TED 2320 Teaching in the Elementary School
TED 1312 Introduction to Teaching Methods
EDC 5320 Science and Social Studies Methods for Strickland Scholars
Henry, A. (2013). Examining the reflective journaling of teacher candidates while in a PDS setting, Presented at the Professional Development Schools National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Henry, A. (2012). An examination of the reflective journaling of teacher candidate. Presented at the Center for Research, Evaluation & Advancement of Teacher Education, San Antonio, TX.
Henry, A. (2012). Coaching, reflection, and metacognition: A new way of fostering independent learning for pre-service teachers while in a PDS setting. Presented at the Professional Development Schools National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Henry, A., Zandstra, A., Meehan, J., & Crenshaw, C. (2012). ABD: Now what! Presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference San Antonio, TX.
Gupta, D., Conaway, B., Dixon, E., Henry, A., Nelson, P., Zandstra, A., Trumble, J. & Tang, A. (2012). Anchoring the doctoral candidate: Supporting the transition from student to professional. Presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Henry, A. & Cassidy, B. (2011). Making the transition: integrating a new University Liaison in a professional development school situation. Presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Orlando, FL.
Cassidy, B. & Henry, A. (2011). Never enough time: Content area faculty supporting field experiences through the use of technology. Presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Orlando, FL.
Cassidy, B., Henry, A., & Shepard, B. (2011). Succeeding in an era of accountability: Expanding the curriculum to prepare students for a global society. Presented at the Professional Development Schools National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Rodgers, J. & Henry, A. (2010). From backboards to blackboards: An examination of the impact college basketball has had on the modern university. Presented at Historical Education Society Conference, Cambridge, MA.