Lawrence Baines is a former secondary school teacher, writing project director, computer geek, author, and professor. Baines has written or edited four books on the teaching of writing, including Teaching Adolescents to Write (2003) and Going Bohemian: Engaging adolescents in the art of writing well (2000), which won an award for "best book in education" from Independent Publisher. Baines has extensive experience working with urban and rural school districts as well as with state departments of education. His areas of expertise include writing and raising achievement by making learning an enjoyable activity. Currently he is a professor of English Education at the University of Toledo.
View Lawrence Baines' Resume/Vita, Publications and Workshops.
- Reading comprehension
- Vocabulary instruction
- Writing instruction through multisensory approaches
- Writing and technology
A Teachers Guide to Multisensory Learning: Improving Literacy by Engaging the Senses Teaching Writing to Adolescents: The Unsubtle Art of Naked Teaching
Read Lawrence's article from the toledoblade.com, House bill waters down teacher training in Ohio.
Previous Presentations and Consulting
- "Reluctant Writers Workshop," Region 8 ESC Indiana, Fort Wayne.
- "Supercharging the Classroom for Writing," University of Toledo College of Education Alumni Affiliate.
- "Naked Teaching and Other Fresh Approaches to Teaching Writing," Colorado Language Arts Society, Colorado Springs, CO.
- Baines, L. A., & Mesa State College Faculty (2002). "Using Portfolios to Assess Student Achievement Over Time," State Colleges of Colorado Conference, Grand Junction, CO.
- Future of public schools," World Future Conference, Toronto, Canada.
- "Teaching Vocabulary Through Multimedia," International Reading Association, Reno, NV
- "An English curriculum for the future," National Council of Teachers of English, San Antonio, TX.
- "Writing is a Map of Their World," National Council of Teachers of English, New York City.