Author Archive | Jamie Goodwin

  • 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!

3 Ways to Discover Substitute Teacher Openings in Your Area

Before graduating from college, I decided to look into substitute teacher openings. I figured that it would be a great way to gain practical teaching experience, make some money, and pad my resume. Of course, there are lots of reasons to seek out substitute teacher openings. If you’re looking for a full-time teaching position, substitute […]

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What Should Substitute Teachers Bring With Them?

What should substitute teachers bring with them? Don’t show up to a substitute teaching assignment empty handed. Here are the some of the top things that you should have in your substitute teacher bag to get you through the day. Behavior Management Supplies Without their regular teacher in the room, students have a tendency to […]

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States that Require Substitute Teacher Certification

If you decide to become a substitute teacher, you need to research the requirements to sub in your state. Consequently, the requirements vary greatly. In some cases, school districts within the state have requirements that vary, too. Check out some of the requirements for substitute teaching in each state according to the National Education Association: […]

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4 Tips for Choosing Your Teacher Candidate Work Sample

When first applying for teacher jobs, a teacher candidate doesn’t have a lot of experience. They do, however, have the opportunity to bring a portfolio that demonstrates his or her abilities. The portfolio can include observations, examples of your syllabus, and more. It should also include a teacher candidate work sample or two. To help […]

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How Teachers Can Make the Most of Summer Break

It’s tiring to hear how teachers are so lucky to have summers off. It’s not like teachers get to spend these months poolside or off on some exotic vacation. Oh no. Teachers are busy all summer. Teachers can make the most of their summer break by doing some of the following activities. Professional Development Completing professional […]

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Top 8 Tips for Teaching Young Learners

Teachers need to consider the age of their students in order to teach them effectively, especially younger children. Use these tips for teaching young learners to best help your students. Make Connections with Students Young students need to know that their teacher cares about them. They need to feel a connection to their teacher. Learn […]

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5 Styles of Teaching to Try as a Student Teacher

Student teaching is the time when you determine which styles of teaching work for you. There are lots of different styles of teaching to try, but here are the top 5 most common ones used in the classroom. The Director The Director teaching style is teacher-centered. It involves the teacher telling students what to do […]

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Teaching Textbooks in Engaging Ways

Textbooks can be boring. Remember those class periods that you spent reading them aloud as a class? Or reading them on your own while taking notes? You swore that when you were a teacher you would never do that. Then, you became a teacher and reality set in. Sometimes you need to read from the […]

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