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Allison White

Allison is an Early Childhood Educator who has been a teacher since 2010. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 with a degree in Psychology, focused in Child Development. She began her teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher in Washington, D.C. After moving to Denver, Colorado she discovered a passion for Early Childhood Special Education. She earned a Master's in the subject from University of Colorado Denver in 2015. She spent Spring 2016 teaching pre-service early childhood educators at the undergraduate level. Now she and her husband are on a big adventure travelling around the western United States in an RV!

Recent Posts

Student Teaching Tips: Helping Your Student with Fragile X

By Allison White on March 14, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

Fragile X syndrome can be tricky to understand and it may not be one of the student teaching difficulties you've prepared for. But with a few changes to your typical teaching style, you can be a...

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First Day of School Outfit: What to Wear as a Teacher

By Allison White on March 13, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Career

You might remember your parents dressing you oh so carefully on your first day of school as a kid. For teachers, you do have to dress yourself now (sorry), but the outfit choice for your first day...

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Pros and Cons of Alternative Certification Programs

By Allison White on March 06, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

I originally got into teaching through a nationwide alternative certification program. My experience was mixed, so I want to share with you some of the pros and cons of alternative certification....

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Student Teaching Evaluation

By Allison White on February 18, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

The student teaching evaluation is typically completed by your supervising teacher at the end of the semester. Your program will ask them to rate how you’ve done in different areas. This often...

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Student Teaching Observation

By Allison White on February 14, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching observation time can be nerve-wracking! But it doesn’t have to be. Take a deep breath, take time to prepare, and you’ll do fine.

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How to Write a Back to School Parent Letter

By Allison White on February 11, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom

Writing a back to school parent letter is an important task. It helps parents know what to expect and tells them the information they need! Let’s talk about what to include in your letter.

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Tips for New Teachers: Finding a Teaching Mentor

By Allison White on February 02, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Mentors can make all the difference for a first-year teacher. Mentors provide you with support, guidance, and advice on things like classroom management to help your teaching career get off to a...

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Can I Become a Teacher Without an Education Degree?

By Allison White on January 29, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Good question! The traditional path to teaching is to earn an education degree and your teaching licensure at the same time. However, while that is the most common path, it is definitely not the...

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Grants for Classroom Supplies

By Allison White on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

It’s no secret that teachers are often stuck paying for classroom supplies from their own pockets. That really adds up (especially if you need elementary school teaching supplies). But did you...

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All About IEPs

By Allison White on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom

When I was a new teacher, I had several kids in my class that had something called an IEP. Trouble was, I had no idea what an IEP was! Now, they are so common that they are usually asked about...

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