One thing I love is scoring a great deal! When my husband and I moved into our first house, I was able to purchase the Dyson Animal vacuum for mere dollars out of pocket by shopping a sale and using Best Buy gift cards that DirecTV gave us for setting up service. Teachers love scoring great deals too. And in honor of Teacher’s Appreciation Day , I am going to let you in on three little (maybe not so secret) ways to save money on quality teaching resources. If you haven’t visited Teachers Pay Teacher yet, you should definitely bookmark this site. You will be able to find quality, engaging teacher-created resources that are far better than resources regurgitated by big textbook publishing companies. Here are three tried and true ways to save money and get great teaching resources that will help you win at teaching. 1. Follow Sellers Follow sellers you like on multiple sites. On TpT, you will see a green star that is clickable. Click that green star to follow that...
The end of the school year is quickly approaching. In fact, many teachers started their summer countdowns weeks ago! As the days slowly tick by and as summer begins to creep (ever, so slowly, it seems) in, there are several things you can do now that will save your time and sanity at the end of the year! 1. Stay Organized We’ve all heard of senioritis, but have you heard of summer-teacheritis? It’s real. Right now it is so easy to let papers pile up, assignments go ungraded for days, and let the outbox accumulate more papers than the US Post Office. However, if you manage to stay organized now, you will save so much time during that last week of school. Organization Checklist - grade any ungraded papers at by the end of the week - pass back graded papers on Monday - recycle (or file) papers that you will not use for the rest of the year - keep a “to grade” and a “graded folder” on your desk, and try to empty them as often as possible 2. Don’t Grade Everything  ...