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Baxter's Corner Exhibits at Annual KCTE Conference in Covington

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Baxter's Corner Exhibits at Annual KCTE Conference in Covington

Baxter's Corner met with educators from the state as an exhibitor at the annual Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts conference held in Covington, Ky, February 22-23, 2013. More than 200 English teachers from across the state, representing all levels -- kindergarten through graduate school -- gathered for sessions highlighting creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. "It was a great opportunity to meet with teachers, particularly those of kindergarten and elementary students," said Linda Baker, co-founder of Baxter's Corner. "Through the conference sessions we learned about the challenges educators face and the opportunities for innovation in the...

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First-grader inspires new book, ALLY ALONE and meets Miss America's father

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First-grader inspires new book, ALLY ALONE and meets Miss America's father

When my friend, a first-grade teacher, told me about one of her students who was experiencing the challenges of having a parent in prison, I was inspired to develop a story with a character who was in that situation. In ALLY ALONE, young Ally the Alligator is embarrassed because her dad cannot attend Donuts with Dads day at school. Her dad broke the rules of the swamp and had to leave for awhile and Ally considers lying to cover his absence. But her wise teacher Mr. McBoom, points out that Ally isn't the only student without a dad at home,...

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