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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!

Recent Posts

Can You Complete Student Teaching Abroad?

By Jamie Goodwin on February 28, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

In 2014, there were over 300,000 college students who chose to study abroad. These students took advantage of the opportunity to learn about other cultures as they stepped outside of their comfort...

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How to Find Used Classroom Furniture

By Jamie Goodwin on February 27, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom

Adding furniture and decorations in your classroom helps spruce up the space. Unfortunately, classroom furniture is expensive. I remember looking for a classroom rug for some fun teaching games,...

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What to Do If You Can’t Find Teaching Jobs

By Jamie Goodwin on February 26, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are or how well you did in student teaching. Sometimes, it’s just difficult to find teaching jobs in your preferred subject area. What should you do if this...

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Best Ways to Fail Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on February 25, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

If you were wondering whether or not it’s possible to fail student teaching, you should know that it’s absolutely possible. Most universities grade student teaching with pass or fail. This means...

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Can You Complete Student Teaching in Summer?

By Jamie Goodwin on February 21, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Can you complete student teaching in summer? Unfortunately, most programs will tell you that this isn’t possible. However, there are select programs that allow student teaching in summer. Here are...

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Your Student Teaching Binder: What to Include

By Jamie Goodwin on February 20, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

A new student teacher often looks like a deer in headlights. They’re full of anxious anticipation to find out what the experience has to offer. It may take some time for you to get your bearings,...

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6 Student Teaching Lesson Plan Tips

By Jamie Goodwin on February 19, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

Your lesson plan should follow the format outlined by your college or cooperating teacher. In general, most lesson plans should include:

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Steps for Setting Classroom Expectations for Your Students

By Jamie Goodwin on February 15, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

Studies have shown that when you set high expectations for your students, they will work to meet and exceed them. Of course, there are lots of different times for setting classroom expectations...

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What to Do if Student Teaching Isn’t Going Well

By Jamie Goodwin on February 14, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching is meant to be difficult, but some people have tougher experiences than others. They have unresponsive students, mentor teachers that aren’t willing to mentor them, or lessons...

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25 Elementary Teacher Must Have Teaching Supplies

By Jamie Goodwin on February 12, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

At the beginning of the school year, you need to stock your classroom with the supplies that you’ll need. When you have everything at your disposal, you can simplify your day. So what are the...

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