Spring 2019 Message Center

Spring 2019 Edition

May
28
2019
Message from the Dean: Spring 2019
The School of Education is currently commemorating our Centennial, and we have been looking back at the details of our history. Like those before us, we focus our thoughts on fostering transformational education in a Christian context, seeking out empirical evidence confronting educational problems, and preparing leaders for impact.
May
11
2019
Bilingualism Focus of Centennial Lecture
Nationally recognized bilingual scholar Dr. Maria Franquiz delivered the School of Education’s Centennial Lecture on Feb. 19. Franquiz chose a topic, “Illuminating the World Through the Gift of Bilingualism,” that highlights Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate.
May
10
2019
Teaching with Creativity
In his new book, "Developing Creativity in the Classroom," Dr. Todd Kettler offers practical teaching advice, backed by years of academic research into creativity.
May
9
2019
Leadership Focus
Two Baylor doctoral students in the EdD K-12 Leadership Program are among an elite group of Texas K-12 leaders participating in a prestigious statewide leadership development program for public schools.
May
8
2019
Alumni Profile: Kari Rood, MSEd ’14
Kari Rood earned a master's degree in the HESA (Higher Education and Student Affairs) program and is now assistant dean of students for disability services and academic success at Claremont McKenna College in California.
May
7
2019
Celebrating the Centennial
March 22 marked the actual date in 1919 when Baylor's Board of Trustees voted to create a separate academic unit, the School of Education. But we are celebrating the impact of education all year long!
May
6
2019
History in Action
When it comes to preparing teachers for the classroom, Baylor seeks to provide something deeper. Faculty members in the School of Education are preparing future teachers by also exploring the "why" behind social studies.
May
5
2019
Faculty Leaders
Several Baylor SOE faculty members have been elected by their professional peers to the top leadership role for national or significant regional organizations. Congratulations to these faculty who are leading the way in their disciplines.
May
4
2019
SOE News Briefs: Spring 2019
Learn about faculty, graduate, student and program news, including publications, awards, grants, scholarships, new professional development opportunities, and more
May
3
2019
New MAT Degree Offered
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is modeled on Baylor's award-winning teacher-education program and offers faculty-guided classroom teaching experiences that exceed those offered in most alternative certification programs.
May
2
2019
Impact of a Legend: Sharon Daly Mansfield
Sharon Daly Mansfield, BA ’53, was a legendary teacher, described by former students as both the “hardest” and “best” teacher they ever had. Appropriately, the largest undergraduate student scholarship fund at the Baylor School of Education is named in her honor.
May
1
2019
Web Extra: Sharon Daly Mansfield
After a 48-year career as a high school teacher, the late Sharon Daly Mansfield, BA '53, had earned her designation as a legendary teacher. The outpouring of respect and affection from her former students and colleagues was overwhelming. Below, we are sharing more about Mrs. Mansfield and her amazing career — the eulogy, the full obituary, and some photos from her past.