I have been teaching for more than 30 years and have taught grades 6 through 12. I have also taught adult education classes and have been teaching Sunday School since I was 12 years old. I began teaching in the areas of Speech, Drama, Debate and Language Arts. I also have taught Gifted Education, Learning Disabilities and Non-Categorical Special Education in a Resource Room Setting and also in a Collaborative Classroom Setting. I have taught in several Kansas communities. Most of my teaching experience was at Central Middle School in Kansas City, Ks. I also have written and directed many church dramas and taught church drama groups for years.
I like various styles of active participation, and co-operative learning and I like to utilize as much life skill, hands-on application type activities as possible. I tend to be an encourager by nature and also am a storyteller.
My first two years of teaching in Easton, Ks. both Senior Classes gave me their Yearbook Dedication. Nominated for the Kauffman Teacher of Excellence Award-Kansas City, Teacher of the Year 2003, Teacher of the Year 2004(both at Central Middle School-Kansas City, Ks.), Published a Speech & Drama Textbook/ACTIVITIES FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATIONS (I sold all rights to this book but it may be purchased by entering the title on the TPT site).
Attended Central Bible College-Springfield, Mo., B.A. in Speech, Drama, L.A. Northwestern Okla. State University-Alva, Ok., Graduate work in Theater & Debate Emporia State University-Ks., Certification in Gifted Education & Learning Disabilities Kansas State University, M.S. in Ed. Kansas University
Special thanks go to my nephew Clint Baxter for helping set up my store! Also many thanks to the wonderful artistic talents of my brother Mike Baxter! He shines as a graphic artist! He designed most of the graphic presentations in my store. He painted features like Palmetto and the Beach Banner, and added original graphics. He would consider helping others with artistic graphic presentations. Just contact me through the Q&A section of my store and I will pass along the information! Many thanks and much love Mike & Clint!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, For All Subjects