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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 resources I’ve collected 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 to 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 student 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, M.Ed.

Email: cindy.barnes@my.gcu.edu

Cell: 480 685-0116 (Arizona Time)


Psalm 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord."


Collection of links will Assist with your Assignments & Teaching



Professional Development

Cindy’s Professional Teaching Resources

Reflecting on Teaching

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


Professional Documents & Attire

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression

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

GCU Career Services


Quick Jump to Pedagogic Modules

Teaching Generation Z

Here Come Generation Z

Cross Cultural Generation Z

Generation X, Y & Z

Building Relationships with your Students

What is Depth of Knowledge

Designing Learning Experiences

Three Domains of Learning


Differentiated Instruction

Understanding Differentiated Instruction

Tomlinson – Differentiated Instruction

More Tomlinson

Leading a Math Club

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



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

Formative vs Summative Assessments

Formative and Summative Assessments



Data Expert Tools

Niche Provides School Data

Great Schools Data

Community Data

U.S. Census Bureau



Curriculum Units

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

Teacher Centered vs. Learner Centered


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 6/23/2019

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