How to Have an Excellent Scholar Phase

Presented by: Angela Baker

What do an imaginative tramp, a world-class mountain climber, and an elusive teen Nazi resistance leader have in common? Believe it or not, it's a great scholar phase. Just like these outstanding people, you too were born to do something unique. Regardless of who you are, you were born to be someone who makes a difference in this world—someone who does something unique to lift and serve humanity. Getting an excellent scholar phase will make all the difference in your ability to do what you were born to do. In this workshop we learn from the tramp, the mountain climber, the Nazi resistance leader, and others just what it takes to have an excellent scholar phase. President Hinckley said: "We would do well to walk a higher road of excellence…to equip ourselves to do something worthwhile in society…and this is made possible through educating ourselves…" Your excellent scholar phase will "equip" you for your life – find out how.


When asked what she does, Angela Baker responds enthusiastically, “I do people!” She sees genius and beauty in every person and passionately believes that education should be about discovering and growing that genius. This life-long passion led her to seek alternative education for her children. She is an authentic, down-to-earth home educator of twenty-one years who knows the ups and downs of her “business.” Angela is the mother of seven children. She and her family live on a one-acre farm in rural Erda, Utah, where the main crop is children. Angela is a well-loved speaker whose talent for weaving stories with principles creates a memorable experience for her audiences. She is also an experienced parent coach and youth mentor.
In order to inspire youth to dig deep and engage in a rigorous scholar experience, Angela founded Erda Youth Leadership Academy. She is a mentor for Elevation—Williamsburg Academy’s outdoor high school leadership program—where she invites youth to challenge themselves by climbing rock walls and rappelling over cliffs. She is a certified relationship coach through Townsend Relationship Center. Her formal education includes a bachelor’s in family science and a master’s in education. A cherished highlight of her homeschool journey and years of motherhood is the happy hours of reading to her children. She enjoys quiet study, fiery sunsets, family dancing in the kitchen, climbing mountains and rock walls, and refreshing moments of just sitting.

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