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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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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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How to Answer the “Describe Your Teaching Style” Question

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

Some interview questions can trip you up if you're not prepared ahead of time. I remember the first time I was asked, "How would you describe your teaching style?"  I froze up like a deer in the...

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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 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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Should I Become a College Professor? 7 Things to Consider

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

If you’re looking into becoming a teacher, you’ve probably thought about all of your options as far as which grade to teach. Licensed school teaching—the kind of work you get with qualifying...

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