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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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25 Elementary Teacher Must Have Teaching Supplies

By Jamie Goodwin on February 12, 2019
Topics:  Teachers, Classroom, Elementary

At the beginning of the school year, you need to stock your classroom with the supplies that you’ll need. When you have everything at your disposal, you can simplify your day. So what are the...

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