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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

Teaching Interview Outfit 101: What to Wear

By Jamie Goodwin on January 04, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

The moment you arrive on campus for a teaching job interview, you’re being evaluated. The interviewers are observing you and trying to decide whether or not you’d be the perfect fit for their...

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How to Write a Student Teaching Reflection

By Jamie Goodwin on December 28, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

When student teaching is just about over, you’ll be expected to write a reflection of the experience. With the amount of time and energy that you’ve put into student teaching, you want this to...

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Creative Ways to Thank Your Cooperating Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Your time as a student teacher is just about over. You've overcome your student teaching fears and you've learned some lessons. But there’s still one thing that you need to do: thank your ...

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

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Test Prep, Teachers, Career, Praxis

Kinesthetic learners thrive with physical movement. That’s the way they learn best. So when it comes to studying, the most effective study tips for kinesthetic learners involve getting them...

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Do’s and Don'ts of Classroom Management

Classroom management. It’s a much-discussed topic in teacher education programs, continuing education courses, and among teachers and administrators. Teachers don’t want to spend their days...

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What to Ask Your Cooperating Teacher Before Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

My university worked to determine my student teaching placement as soon as possible. This allowed me to reach out and introduce myself before I showed up on the first day. Along with a brief...

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9 Classroom Vocabulary Games to Use with Your Students

By Jamie Goodwin on December 27, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

Vocabulary is an important part of every subject; there are always words that students need to learn in order to better understand the concepts being taught. Unfortunately, many students struggle...

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7 Ideas for Student Assessment in Kindergarten

By Jamie Goodwin on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

Educators have discovered that exams aren’t the best form of assessment for every student. This is especially true with kindergartners. At this stage, students are on such different levels and...

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

By Jamie Goodwin on December 25, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

You always want to have fun teaching. But sometimes you need quiet games in the classroom. Maybe the weather has pushed recess indoors. Maybe your students need to let loose to help them refocus....

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Writing a Goodbye Letter to Students After Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on December 23, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching

After spending so much time with your students, it’s hard to say goodbye to them. It's not one of the student teaching difficulties you've prepared for. One great way to do this is through a...

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