Allison White

Allison is an Early Childhood Educator who has been a teacher since 2010. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 with a degree in Psychology, focused in Child Development. She began her teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher in Washington, D.C. After moving to Denver, Colorado she discovered a passion for Early Childhood Special Education. She earned a Master's in the subject from University of Colorado Denver in 2015. She spent Spring 2016 teaching pre-service early childhood educators at the undergraduate level. Now she and her husband are on a big adventure travelling around the western United States in an RV!

Student Teaching Tips: Helping Your Student with Fragile X

Fragile X syndrome can be tricky to understand and it may not be one of the student teaching difficulties you've prepared for. But with a few changes to your typical teaching style, you can be a much more effective teacher to your student with Fragile X. And as always — especially when working with students with special needs — work hard on building a relationship with the family and working together as a team.

First Day of School Outfit: What to Wear as a Teacher

You might remember your parents dressing you oh so carefully on your first day of school as a kid....

Pros and Cons of Alternative Certification Programs

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Student Teaching Evaluation

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Student Teaching Observation

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How to Write a Back to School Parent Letter

Writing a back to school parent letter is an important task. It helps parents know what to expect...

Tips for New Teachers: Finding a Teaching Mentor

Mentors can make all the difference for a first-year teacher. Mentors provide you with support,...

Can I Become a Teacher Without an Education Degree?

Good question! The traditional path to teaching is to earn an education degree and your teaching...

Grants for Classroom Supplies

It’s no secret that teachers are often stuck paying for classroom supplies from their own pockets....

All About IEPs

When I was a new teacher, I had several kids in my class that had something called an IEP. Trouble...

Inclusion: Helping All Students Belong in Your Classroom!

Inclusion is creating a community in your classroom that includes both students with and without...

How to Individualize Lessons

Teaching can sometimes feel like a frustrating exercise in “teaching to the middle.” By knowing how...

Top 5 Stress Management Techniques for Teachers

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Writing a Letter to Parents as a Student Teacher

As a student teacher, writing a letter to parents is your first step in communicating with...

How to Balance Teaching and Grad School

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Should I Become an Elementary School Teacher?

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25 Questions to Ask Your Cooperating Teacher

Working with an experienced teacher is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about teaching in...

Tips for New Teachers: Setting Personal Goals

Goal setting is an important and ongoing part of any career. As a teacher, setting personal goals...

How Do I Put Student Teaching on my Resume?

Student teaching is an important part of your work experience as an educator, so you should...

Student Teaching Resume Examples

You taught the lessons. You turned in all the write-ups. You finished your student teaching! Here’s...