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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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Should I Become an Elementary School Teacher?

By Allison White on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career, Elementary

Every teacher has their own favorite age. Some teachers love teaching 4th graders, others enjoy the challenge of teaching high school calculus or teaching Kindergartners to read. Only you can know...

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Preparing for Your First Day of Student Teaching

By David Recine on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom, Career

The first day of student teaching is a big event for teachers in training. For most student teachers, it’ll be the first time they’re in charge of a classroom, acting as a “full” teacher. This...

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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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How to Make Money While Student Teaching

By David Recine on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

For many people, the student teaching requirement is a big financial obstacle. Student teaching can last for months, and it’s usually unpaid. And it’s a full time job. More than full-time really,...

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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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Average Starting Teacher Salaries by State

By David Recine on December 22, 2018
Topics:  Teachers, Career

As you prepare to become a teacher, it’s good to know the average starting teacher salaries by state. What will you make at your first teaching job? Which state is the best state to teach in, in...

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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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