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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

7 Must Haves for Teaching Kindergarten

By Jamie Goodwin on March 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

At the beginning of the school year, teachers need to gather the supplies they’ll need for a successful year. For kindergarten teachers, there are plenty of must have teaching supplies. However,...

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How to Find Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

By Jamie Goodwin on March 21, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

As a teacher, you need to complete teacher professional development opportunities to maintain your license. However, you can also learn a lot of great information to support you in the classroom....

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6 Ways to Celebrate Classroom Birthdays

By Jamie Goodwin on March 20, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

I am a self-proclaimed Birthday Brat! In fact, I come from a long line of Birthday Brats. We take our birthdays (and sometimes birth-weeks) very seriously! We don’t expect a lot, but we definitely...

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How to Work While Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on March 15, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Student teaching is basically a full-time job. After spending the day with your students, your nights are filled with meetings, grading assignments, lesson planning, and more. Because of this,...

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Answers to 5 FAQs about Teachers Unions You Should Know

By Jamie Goodwin on March 11, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

When first entering the field, you hear a lot about teachers unions. And depending on where you teach, you may be forced to pay dues to the union. If not, you need to decide whether or not to...

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4 Reasons People Quit Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on March 08, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

If you’re reading this, you’re probably either:

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Top Student Teaching Supplies to Bring on Your First Day

By Jamie Goodwin on March 07, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

As I prepared for my first day of student teaching, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What would my cooperating teacher be like? Would the students test my classroom management skills? What would I...

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Best Books to Prepare for Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on March 05, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Throughout your college experience you spent a lot of time learning about methodologies and strategies for teaching. However, nothing quite prepares you for the moment that you first step in front...

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6 Tips for Preparing for Maternity Leave as a Teacher

By Jamie Goodwin on March 04, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Teaching while pregnant is not always easy. In fact, it can be rather difficult. What’s even more difficult? Walking away from your classroom for maternity leave. You love your students. And let’s...

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8 Fun Activities to Do While Teaching High School

By Jamie Goodwin on March 01, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom

One of the reasons I decided to teach high school was because I think Language Arts is fun. Unfortunately, many people disagree with me. As I create lesson plans, I want fun activities to do while...

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