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Welcome to either 16 or 15-week program to complete your learning experience in the classroom.  You may feel apprehension, uncertainty and panic. Even experienced teachers, such as I, have felt that way too! Please keep in mind, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. I designed this webpage and GCU has the Teaching in Purple Survival Guide to pass on knowledge and passion for the profession of teaching.  Please utilize the links above and resources below to help you with your assignments and student instruction.


You will research, analyze, and implement your previous classroom experiences with your students.  In addition, participation in the Load Cloud Discussion Forum will be a powerful way to chat with fellow student teachers and gain perspective on the student teaching process.  As a faculty supervisor or class facilitator, I hope to guide you and monitor your experiences through regular observation visits, serve as a resource and evaluate your assignments.


Between your teaching responsibilities, your online class and scheduling with the faculty supervisor you will have the most demanding semester ever. I'm looking forward to our time together and hope your student teaching experience is amazing!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on any day or anytime.


Cindy Barnes, Ed. S.

Email: cindy.barnes@my.gcu.edu

Cell: 480 685-0116 (Arizona Time)


Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters"


Collection of links will Assist with your DQ posts, Assignments & Teaching



Professional Development

Cindy’s Professional Teaching Resources

Reflecting on Teaching

Developing a Professional Learning Plan

Setting Long and Short-Term Teaching Goals

Goal Setting for Teachers

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Teacher Organizations

Professional Learning Network

Model Code of Ethics for Teachers


Teaching in Purple

GCU Student Teacher Resources

Looking ahead to Student Teaching

Video on Compassion Fatigue

EEI Lesson Plan Template with Instructions

GCU Video on the COE Lesson Plan Template

Please visit the Lesson Plans Galore Page


Professional Documents & Attire

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression

Wardrobe on a Budget

Wardrobe with a Twist

What Male Teachers Should Wear

Consider Writing an Introduction letter to Parents

Another Possible Letter

Build your Resume

Power Verbs on Teacher Resumes

Special Education Job Descriptions

Teacher Resume Samples

Teacher Resume Examples

Common Teacher Interview Questions

100 Interview Questions

Perfecting the Teacher Interview

GCU Career Services

Quick Jump to Pedagogic Modules

Teaching Generation Z

Here Come Generation Z

Cross Cultural Generation Z

We are Gen Z Report

Generation X, Y & Z

Building Relationships with your Students

What is Depth of Knowledge

Designing Learning Experiences

Three Domains of Learning

Trending Tech Tools


Differentiated Instruction

Understanding Differentiated Instruction

Tomlinson – Differentiated Instruction

More Tomlinson

Leading a Math Club

Differentiating with Learning Menus

20 Differentiated Instructional Strategies



Portfolios Sample

Another Portfolio Sample

Comprehensive Portfolio

Building a Student Portfolio

Past Student’s Portfolio

Use Weebly to Create a Portfolio

Use Wix to Create a Portfolio

Your Teacher Portfolio

Classroom Management

Classroom Procedures

Teacher Habits

Classroom Management Guide

Classroom Management that Works

Sample Classroom Management Plan

30 Technique to Quiet a Noisy Class

Student Courts and Meaningful Involvement

Assessment Strategies

How to Construct a Bloom’s Assessment

Create Bloom’s Math Assessments

Five Elements of Assessment Design

Assessment Best Practices

Instructional Innovation & Assessment

Assessment Bias

Best Practices on Creating Tests

Assessment Type of Questions

Formative vs Summative Assessments

Formative and Summative Assessments

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback



Data Expert Tools

Niche Provides School Data

Great Schools Data

Community Data

U.S. Census Bureau

Public School Review

School Digger

World Population Review

Knowledge of Data Collection Tools

Curriculum Units

Teacher Centered vs. Learner Centered

ELA Curriculum Units

Put Some Excitement in Citations

Instructional Strategies

Questioning Techniques

Math Questioning Strategy

Excellent Student Teaching Video

22 Powerful Closure Activities

5 Instructional Strategies

Learning Stations

In-Person & Video Teacher Evaluations

Video Permission Slip

Video Student Teacher Evaluations

Video Assignments

DropBox An alternative to share video files





Keep checking back as I will add more links. Also, if you find great links please share so I can add to this page.


Again, if you have any questions, I am only a click away!! I cannot emphasize enough to continually send emails to your faculty supervisor on participation outside the classroom (i.e., teacher meetings, student organizations or even attend sporting events). Please let them know so they can include on your evaluations. Your community and campus connections will be essential on your evaluations.



Updated 3/30/2021

Email Address:         Cindy.Barnes@my.gcu.edu or barnes.gcu@gmail.com
Phone Number:         (480) 685-0116
Postal Address:         Grand Canyon University