While on Spring Break, I was reminded that two of my dear teacher seller friends both "took a break" as they were experiencing teacher seller burnout. The breaks were going to be short term. But one hasn't worked on their business over 2 years, the other one for 1 year. Teaching full time while building a teacher seller … [Read more...]
Do You Need New Systems For Your Side Hustle
We are fast approaching another year! Are you the type to look back and see what went well, and what didn't? Do you reflect in writing how you feel about closing out the year? How did your side hustle do? Were changes made? Did you make changes? Was there growth in your business? Did you grow? Did you try to implement new … [Read more...]
Why Your TPT Store Data is Important
In a previous blogpost, I talked about your TPT store data to help create products. This is just one reason why you should be looking at your data monthly. Most of the time, TPT sellers look at their dashboard to view their earnings. However, there are some very important stats being offered to you that can direct what products … [Read more...]
Classroom Jobs Are Great!
After twenty years of teaching, I can say that the greatest thing I did in the classroom was to assign jobs. I have taught from kindergarten to grade twelve and I've never had arguments from my students. Yes, there are some jobs they don't like but they still do them as they know it's temporary. Why I started them Early on … [Read more...]
Do You Have A Buddy Class?
One way to build community is to have a buddy class in your school. Having buddies gives students the opportunity to meet "older/younger" students in the school. It's exciting when my younger ones come in from outside and say, "I saw my buddy or I said 'hi' to my buddy!" When your students know familiar faces outside on the … [Read more...]
How Do You Pick Partners In Your Class?
When you pick partners in your class, does it cause some stress? How do you to it? What do you use? Are you a random picker or do you choose carefully the student partners? We are going to look at a couple options to try this year. Pick Partners As A Form of Classroom Management Choosing which students will work together … [Read more...]