Jamie Goodwin

Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her boys!

7 Must Haves for Teaching Kindergarten

At the beginning of the school year, teachers need to gather the supplies they’ll need for a successful year. For kindergarten teachers, there are plenty of must have teaching supplies. However, here are 7 additional must haves for teaching kindergarten that I want to bring to your attention.

How to Find Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

As a teacher, you need to complete teacher professional development opportunities to maintain your...

6 Ways to Celebrate Classroom Birthdays

I am a self-proclaimed Birthday Brat! In fact, I come from a long line of Birthday Brats. We take...

How to Work While Student Teaching

Student teaching is basically a full-time job. After spending the day with your students, your...

Answers to 5 FAQs about Teachers Unions You Should Know

When first entering the field, you hear a lot about teachers unions. And depending on where you...

4 Reasons People Quit Student Teaching

If you’re reading this, you’re probably either:

Top Student Teaching Supplies to Bring on Your First Day

As I prepared for my first day of student teaching, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What would my...

Best Books to Prepare for Student Teaching

Throughout your college experience you spent a lot of time learning about methodologies and...

6 Tips for Preparing for Maternity Leave as a Teacher

Teaching while pregnant is not always easy. In fact, it can be rather difficult. What’s even more...

8 Fun Activities to Do While Teaching High School

One of the reasons I decided to teach high school was because I think Language Arts is...

Can You Complete Student Teaching Abroad?

In 2014, there were over 300,000 college students who chose to study abroad. These students took...

How to Find Used Classroom Furniture

Adding furniture and decorations in your classroom helps spruce up the space. Unfortunately,...

What to Do If You Can’t Find Teaching Jobs

It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are or how well you did in student teaching. Sometimes,...

Best Ways to Fail Student Teaching

If you were wondering whether or not it’s possible to fail student teaching, you should know that...

Can You Complete Student Teaching in Summer?

Can you complete student teaching in summer? Unfortunately, most programs will tell you that this...

Your Student Teaching Binder: What to Include

A new student teacher often looks like a deer in headlights. They’re full of anxious anticipation...

6 Student Teaching Lesson Plan Tips

Your lesson plan should follow the format outlined by your college or cooperating teacher. In...

Steps for Setting Classroom Expectations for Your Students

Studies have shown that when you set high expectations for your students, they will work to meet...

What to Do if Student Teaching Isn’t Going Well

Student teaching is meant to be difficult, but some people have tougher experiences than others....

25 Elementary Teacher Must Have Teaching Supplies

At the beginning of the school year, you need to stock your classroom with the supplies that you’ll...

Top Classroom Assessment Techniques

Rather than asking students to regurgitate facts on a test, it’s important to come up with...

What to Know About Teaching at an Alternative School

An alternative school is typically known for helping students that are considered at risk for not...

Student Teaching Difficulties to Prepare For

Student teaching. The very idea strikes fear into the hearts of many teacher education students. As...

8 Ways to Start Your Class Every Day

From the moment that your students arrive, you can start the day on the right foot. These first few...

Must-Have Teaching Apps

It seems like there’s an app for just about everything these days. Therefore, you probably aren’t...
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