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    Teacher Appreciation Week 2023!!

    Teachers play a critical role in shaping the minds of our children, instilling knowledge, and helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in life. Despite their importance, teachers are often underappreciated and undervalued, facing numerous challenges in their work, including tight budgets, high-stakes testing, and increasing demands on their time and resources. However, Teacher Appreciation Week provides a valuable opportunity to recognize and celebrate their hard work and dedication. There are many ways to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, from simple gestures to more elaborate events. Writing thank-you notes, organizing classroom celebrations, donating supplies, giving gift cards, posting social media shoutouts, volunteering in the classroom, hosting teacher appreciation luncheons,…

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    Make St. Patrick’s Day a Blast with the Customizable Escape Room on Teachers Pay Teachers

    As a teacher, you’re always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to engage your students and make learning fun. That’s why the St. Patrick’s Day Escape Room on Teachers Pay Teachers is a must-have for your classroom. Not only is it an educational activity that will challenge your students’ critical thinking skills, but it’s also a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The puzzles and riddles are centered around the holiday, making it a perfect way to get your students excited about learning while also celebrating the season. One of the best things about escape rooms is that they encourage teamwork and collaboration. Your students will have…

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    Valentine’s Day Escape Room

    Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and friendship, and what better way to do that than with a fun and interactive activity in your classroom? The Valentine’s Day Escape Room available on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is a unique and engaging activity that will challenge your students to use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to escape a room filled with Valentine’s Day-themed puzzles and riddles. Whether you’re teaching in-person or remotely, this activity is a great way to bring excitement and engagement to your classroom. One of the key benefits of the Valentine’s Day Escape Room is that it offers a unique learning experience for your students.…

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    Tips for Optimizing Listings on TpT

    Here are some tips on how to optimize your product listings on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) to make them more clear, detailed, and easy to find: Use clear and descriptive product titles: Use keywords that accurately describe the product and make it easy for buyers to find what they’re looking for. Include detailed product descriptions: Use bullet points or numbered lists to clearly outline the features and benefits of your product. Provide as much information as possible about what is included in the product, how it can be used, and the grade level or subject it is appropriate for. Use high-quality images: Include multiple images of your product in action,…

  • Tips & Tricks

    3 Advice for New Teachers

    It is 2021 and it has been eighteen years since I walked into my first school to teach in 2002.  I can’t believe that I have made it this far into my teaching career after being told to reconsider my career path.  My internship advisor had questioned my passion to teach when I first began and I was wondering where are the positive thoughts and encouragement to begin my career.  Well, I have 3 pieces of advice that I would like to share with new teachers. Positive thoughts and knowing your why- Find a colleague, mentor, or teammate that will share only give you positive vibes.  It is important to find…

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    Looking Up in 2021, A New Perspective

    Happy New Year! 2021 is here!  I can’t believe another year has gone by.  2020 was full of many events occurring.  There were lots of challenges, especially with COVID-19.  It’s how we deal with the challenges that make us stronger.  After facing the challenges in 2020, I can say that 2021 will be a better year.  It’s all about growth and seeing things differently and learning from the past.  Here are some things that I will commit to in 2021.  I will try to write a blog for at least once a month with tips and tricks in the classroom.  It has been a different year teaching in the 2020-21…

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    Social Injustice is Real

     Rodney King, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Jayne Thompson are ones who have lost their lives or suffered because of their skin color. Racial injustice is real. When I moved to Richmond, Virginia early in my teaching career, I faced discrimination at school districts that I used to be work for.            I emphasize “used to” for a reason. I had applied for the head coaching position for Varsity Volleyball but was turned down because of my background. I previously had the experience but since I was Asian American, I was offered the assistant coaching position instead. This discrimination was not obvious…

  • Success Stories

    Why Teachers are starting to sell on TpT

    Never say Never Why are teachers starting to sell on Teachers pay Teachers (TpT)? You will never become rich in a teacher’s salary but it is still possible to become a millionaire.  I was always told by my fellow teachers and friends that I could never become a millionaire as a teacher.  But we are now living in 2020 and things have changed since the early 2000s.  There actually have been several teachers that have earned a million dollars.  This has opened the road to the impossible.  You should never say never.  Teachers are the most persistent when it comes to putting everything they got into a basket. Forbes magazine…

  • Tips & Tricks

    How to use a Digital Escape Room for the Classroom

    What is an Escape Room? One of the latest Escape Rooms that can be found at my Teachers pay Teachers store is the Back To School Escape Room. You can find the digital and print versions bundled together at a discounted price of $12.00 or buy each of them separately for $8.00. When you purchase the digital Back To School Escape Room, there are eight objects that students need to click on to find the hidden clues. This link will lead to a puzzle, that is also hyperlinked. When the students open the link, they will find a puzzle that they will need to solve. It is almost like being…