Educators

To teach without zest is a crime.- Virginia Woolfe

Dr. Carson offers a variety of services for new and veteran teachers, administrators, university professors, and leaders of informal education.  Consultations can be held via phone, Skype, or in person in the Tucson, Arizona area.  Contact Dr. Carson now for more information.

Transition to Teaching

  • Academic and career advising for individuals interested in becoming school teachers
  • Guidance and support through first three years of teaching
  • Instructional coaching (classroom management, cooperative learning, trends in pedagogy)
  • Wellness education for prevention of burnout

Pick your Session Type

Instructional Coaching

As a History professor at the University of New Mexico, I teach a lot of large classes.  My students are diverse in every possible way, not least in their learning styles and degree of preparation to do college level work.  After coming to UNM in 2006, it didn’t take long to discover that my usual methods of lecturing and leading whole-class discussions were completely ineffective in this context.  Luckily I met Dr. Jamie Carson, who was a colleague in the UNM School of Education.  She introduced me to collaborative learning techniques, offering me a wealth of information about what to do and why it works, together with advice from her own experience as a teacher.  

To say that this transformed my classroom is not an exaggeration!  Instead of passive, bored potatoes, I now have lively and engaged students who enthusiastically participate in small group activities every day.  I have found that collaborative learning is excellent for developing skills of critical thinking and communication, and it fosters a real sense of community.  Plus, the more I have used collaborative learning techniques, the higher my course ratings have risen.  In the fall semester of 2010, a dozen of my colleagues visited my classes as part of my tenure review process and were very impressed with what they saw.  I can’t thank Jamie enough for helping me achieve success in the classroom at UNM.

 

-Dr. Eliza Earle Ferguson       University of New Mexico

 

  • Enhance student enjoyment and retention at any age/grade level
  • Reduce your workload and stress level
  • Learn innovative teaching techniques
  • Build classroom management skills
  • Analysis and enhancement of your teaching

Pick your Session Type

Curriculum/School Change Advisor

  • Increase teacher buy-in
  • Create a culture of change
  • Initiate and implement with ease
  • Sustain new programming

Hourly Sessions $150 per hour

Environmental Education and Green School Training

  • Integrate environmental education through existing curriculum
  • Reduce use of energy and materials at school site

Hourly Sessions $150 per hour



As a History professor at the University of New Mexico, I teach a lot of large classes.  My students are diverse in every possible way, not least in their learning styles and degree of preparation to do college level work.  After coming to UNM in 2006, it didn’t take long to discover that my usual methods of lecturing and leading whole-class discussions were completely ineffective in this context.  Luckily I met Dr. Jamie Carson, who was a colleague in the UNM School of Education.  She introduced me to collaborative learning techniques, offering me a wealth of information about what to do and why it works, together with advice from her own experience as a teacher.  To say that this transformed my classroom is not an exaggeration!  

Instead of passive, bored potatoes, I now have lively and engaged students who enthusiastically participate in small group activities every day.  I have found that collaborative learning is excellent for developing skills of critical thinking and communication, and it fosters a real sense of community.  Plus, the more I have used collaborative learning techniques, the higher my course ratings have risen.  In the fall semester of 2010, a dozen of my colleagues visited my classes as part of my tenure review process and were very impressed with what they saw.  

I can’t thank Jamie enough for helping me achieve success in the classroom at UNM.

-Dr. Eliza Earle Ferguson       University of New Mexico

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