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!

Student Teaching Ideas Your Students Will Love

One lesson that I quickly learned when working with students is that it’s important to build a relationship with them. Students need to trust you and enjoy coming to class. As the time for your student teaching approaches, it’s important to find things to do that your students will genuinely enjoy. Although you need to find student teaching ideas that work with your class, here are some things that your class may love.

Fun Teaching Games to Try in Your Classroom

Incorporating games into your lessons is one of many teaching strategies. And it has many benefits....

Student Teaching Gifts for the End of Your Experience

We've already taken a look at ideas for student teaching that will help engage your kids and make...

Must Have Technology in the Classroom for 2018

Technology advancements have changed the way teachers do a lot of things in the classroom. Not only...

How to Be a Culturally Responsive Teacher

In order to help each student, it’s important to get to know them. How they learn and the things...

Interview Questions for Teaching That You Should Prepare For

As you prepare for your teaching interview, it’s important to know what questions could be asked of...

How to Create Fun Teaching Worksheets

How do you create fun teaching worksheets? Do fun and worksheets even belong in the same sentence...

Does GPA Matter for Getting a Teaching Job?

My friend struggled to get through her general classes. Let’s just say that she didn’t get the...

How Does Substitute Teaching Work? 6 Steps for Subbing

Substitute teaching requirements differ by school district. In some school districts, you may be...

What to Include in a Student Teaching Portfolio

You’ll use your student teaching portfolio when you apply for a job, ask for a promotion, apply for...

10 Reasons Why Teaching Is Fun

Someone once said, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”...

The Best Ways to Use Tablets in the Classroom with Students

There is lots of great technology to use in the classroom–one of which is tablets. If your...

7 Things to Know If You Want to Teach in Alaska

There are different things to know about teaching in each state. If you want to teach in Alaska,...

Pros and Cons of Classroom Seating Arrangements

When students walk into your classroom, one of the first things that they want to know is where...

6 Student Teaching Last Day Ideas to Consider

You’ve worked hard throughout your student teaching experience. Now that it’s the last day, you...

Teaching Interview Outfit 101: What to Wear

The moment you arrive on campus for a teaching job interview, you’re being evaluated. The...

How to Write a Student Teaching Reflection

When student teaching is just about over, you’ll be expected to write a reflection of the...

Creative Ways to Thank Your Cooperating Teacher

Your time as a student teacher is just about over. You've overcome your student teaching fears and...

8 Top Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Preparing for the Praxis Core

Kinesthetic learners thrive with physical movement. That’s the way they learn best. So when it...

Do’s and Don'ts of Classroom Management

Classroom management. It’s a much-discussed topic in teacher education programs, continuing...

What to Ask Your Cooperating Teacher Before Student Teaching

My university worked to determine my student teaching placement as soon as possible. This allowed...

9 Classroom Vocabulary Games to Use with Your Students

Vocabulary is an important part of every subject; there are always words that students need to...

7 Ideas for Student Assessment in Kindergarten

Educators have discovered that exams aren’t the best form of assessment for every student. This is...

Quiet Games in the Classroom: 5 Games Your Students Will Love

You always want to have fun teaching. But sometimes you need quiet games in the classroom. Maybe...

Writing a Goodbye Letter to Students After Student Teaching

After spending so much time with your students, it’s hard to say goodbye to them. It's not one of...
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