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How to Find Used Classroom Furniture

By Jamie Goodwin on February 27, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom

Adding furniture and decorations in your classroom helps spruce up the space. Unfortunately, classroom furniture is expensive. I remember looking for a classroom rug for some fun teaching games,...

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What to Do If You Can’t Find Teaching Jobs

By Jamie Goodwin on February 26, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are or how well you did in student teaching. Sometimes, it’s just difficult to find teaching jobs in your preferred subject area. What should you do if this...

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Best Ways to Fail Student Teaching

By Jamie Goodwin on February 25, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

If you were wondering whether or not it’s possible to fail student teaching, you should know that it’s absolutely possible. Most universities grade student teaching with pass or fail. This means...

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How to Become a Teacher: A Guide for Aspiring Teachers

By David Recine on February 22, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Student Teaching, Career

So you want to become a school teacher. But where do you start? Well, that’s not exactly a simple question, and it depends on a lot of different factors. The good news is that, these days, there...

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Can You Complete Student Teaching in Summer?

By Jamie Goodwin on February 21, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

Can you complete student teaching in summer? Unfortunately, most programs will tell you that this isn’t possible. However, there are select programs that allow student teaching in summer. Here are...

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Your Student Teaching Binder: What to Include

By Jamie Goodwin on February 20, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Career

A new student teacher often looks like a deer in headlights. They’re full of anxious anticipation to find out what the experience has to offer. It may take some time for you to get your bearings,...

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6 Student Teaching Lesson Plan Tips

By Jamie Goodwin on February 19, 2019
Topics:  Student Teaching, Classroom

Your lesson plan should follow the format outlined by your college or cooperating teacher. In general, most lesson plans should include:

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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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Public, Private, or Parochial Teaching

By Mike McGarry on February 18, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Career

Suppose you want to become a teacher.  I think that’s great!  Making a difference in the lives of young people is deeply satisfying.  It can be a steep learning curve at the beginning of your...

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Steps for Setting Classroom Expectations for Your Students

By Jamie Goodwin on February 15, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, High School, Classroom, Middle School, Elementary

Studies have shown that when you set high expectations for your students, they will work to meet and exceed them. Of course, there are lots of different times for setting classroom expectations...

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