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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

How to Become a High School Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Career

With my love for teaching and all things English, I knew that I wanted to teach high school. But the question remained how would I become a high school teacher? What would I need to do to become...

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10 Things to Know Before Becoming a Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

So, you’re thinking about becoming a teacher. Before taking the plunge, here are 10 things that you should know.

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Top Student Teaching Portfolio Ideas

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Your student teaching portfolio should showcase who you are as a teacher. It should show potential employers your ideas, objectives, methods, assessment, improvements made, and effectiveness as a...

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Top Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School

There are lots of reasons for using questioning techniques as one of your teaching strategies in the classroom. You could use questions to engage your students, check for understanding, test for...

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Classroom Behavior Chart

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

When using a classroom behavior chart, the teacher will have students move their name down when they fail to follow the rules or don’t behave in class. I’ve seen teachers use a stoplight, golf...

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Top Student Teaching Fears and How to Overcome Them

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

Even if you’ve spent a lot of time in front of a classroom or practicing skills in college courses, it’s difficult to overcome the anxiety you feel for student teaching. It’s exciting to finally...

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Top Benefits of Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

In high school, I often heard my peers ask our teachers the same question over and over again: when am I ever going to use this again? With this question, students are essentially asking—how does...

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36 Top Jobs for Teachers Outside of the Classroom

By Jamie Goodwin on December 18, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career

After completing student teaching, receiving your teaching certificate, and getting your first classroom, you may find that teaching just isn’t for you. Maybe the state where you teach doesn't...

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Student Teaching Letter of Introduction to the Principal

By Jamie Goodwin on December 14, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching can be an extended job interview. If you’re interested in working in the school or school district, you should strive to make a great impression. One thing that you can do before...

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My Student Teaching Experience: Lessons Learned

By Jamie Goodwin on April 11, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

The student teaching experience allows you to put everything that you’ve learned about education and your subject matter into action. You get to test the waters under the supervision of an...

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