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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

Tips for New Teachers: Finding a Teaching Mentor

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

Mentors can make all the difference for a first-year teacher. Mentors provide you with support, guidance, and advice to help your teaching career get off to a good start. They can also be helpful to...

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Can I Become a Teacher Without an Education Degree?

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 only...

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Grants for Classroom Supplies

By Allison White on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Classroom Organization, Classroom Supplies

It’s no secret that teachers are often stuck paying for classroom supplies from their own pockets. That really adds up! But did you know there are grants for classroom supplies out there? These...

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All About IEPs

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 during

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Inclusion: Helping All Students Belong in Your Classroom!

By Allison White on January 23, 2019
Topics:  Classroom Management, Teaching Ideas

Inclusion is creating a community in your classroom that includes both students with and without disabilities. Research shows us that not only is inclusion best practice, but it benefits ALL kids!

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How to Individualize Lessons

By Allison White on January 22, 2019
Topics:  Lesson Plans, Teaching Strategies

Teaching can sometimes feel like a frustrating exercise in “teaching to the middle.” By knowing how to individualize lessons for your students, you can make sure each and every child is learning in a...

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Top 5 Stress Management Techniques for Teachers

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Writing a Letter to Parents as a Student Teacher

By Allison White on January 16, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas

As a student teacher, writing a letter to parents is your first step in communicating with families. It serves as their introduction to you as their child’s teacher. With these tips, you will make a...

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How to Balance Teaching and Grad School

By Allison White on January 08, 2019
Topics:  Teacher Education, Becoming a Teacher

Teaching and grad school are both very challenging. Doing them together is not for the faint of heart! It is possible though — I’ve done it, and so have many others. Here are some tips for...

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Should I Become an Elementary School Teacher?

By Allison White on December 26, 2018
Topics:  Teaching Jobs, Teaching Elementary School

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...

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