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Tips for Funding a Donors Choose Project

Tips for Funding a Donors Choose Project

I have benefited from Donors Choose projects many times over the years. I have even gotten funding to purchase materials on Teachers Pay Teachers. To request a project you first need to set up an account. Then the site will walk you through writing a project. Click HERE to get started setting up an account.(I also get a referral bonus). Tips for Funding a Donors Choose Project Be Strategic About When You Post Projects Back to school is a popular…

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TPT Back to School Sale

TPT Back to School Sale

TPT Back to School Sale Teachers Pay Teachers is having a back to school sale and I am taking part! Everything in my store will be 25% off on August 1st & 2nd. Use the promo code: #BTSFRESH. Now is a great time to stock up on beginning of the year activities or those that you plan on using throughout the school year. Check out these materials to help get your school year off to a great start. Language Goal…

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How to Use Donors Choose to get Materials from Teachers Pay Teachers

How to Use Donors Choose to get Materials from Teachers Pay Teachers

Over the years I have received many wonderful teaching materials through Donors Choose. Recently I discovered a way to use this site to obtain materials from Teachers Pay Teachers. If you are not familiar with Donors Choose, it is a crowdfunding site where people donate to projects that teachers post. As a teacher, you describe your classroom and a student need. The easiest way to get materials is to shop through the approved vendor list. Unfortunately Teachers Pay Teachers is…

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Teachers Appreciation Day & TPT Sale

Teachers Appreciation Day & TPT Sale

Teachers Appreciation Day & Teachers Pay Teachers Sale Happy Teachers Appreciation Day! Teachers work so hard throughout the year.  Thank you to all the teachers for their hard work! Today (May 8th) and tomorrow Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site wide sale. I am setting my store on sale. Use the code THANKYOU18 to save 25%. I just finished the summer set of Parts of Speech Color by Code sheets . Get them as a part of the Parts of Speech…

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New Site

New Site

I finally took the plunge and purchased my domain name. I am still figuring out all of the technical details so please let me know if you notice any broken links or other strange things on the blog.

Gift Card Giveaway + TPT Sitewide Sale

Gift Card Giveaway + TPT Sitewide Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sitewide sale on February 14 & 15th. Use the code XOXO to save up to 25% off. I have some bundles that I am in the process of adding spring resources to. These are growing bundles so they will help you save even more during the sale:         Here is your chance to win a $10 TPT gift card. Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter to enter.        …

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Improving the Speaking Skills of English Language Learners

Improving the Speaking Skills of English Language Learners

Speaking in a new language can be a frightening experience.  English Language Learners often feel embarrassed that they will make mistakes or are nervous about being misunderstood. This can result in newcomers going through a silent period (when they do not speak but are learning a large amount of language).  Even ELLs that have a higher language level can become intimidated during whole class discussions.  Brain science can help explain this response. The emotional system of our brain does not…

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day & If You Were Me and Lived In… Book Review

Multicultural Children’s Book Day & If You Were Me and Lived In… Book Review

I am excited to take part in the 2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld. Exposing students to books that have characters from multicultural backgrounds is extremely important.  For English Language Learners it allows them to see characters like themselves in the books that they read. This includes characters navigating living in a new culture and characters that speak more than one language. As a part of this celebration I am reviewing a set of books by Carole P. Roman. I…

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ESOL Teaching Materials Tailwind Tribe

ESOL Teaching Materials Tailwind Tribe

Check out a new Tailwind tribe that I created: ESOL Teaching Materials Tailwind Tribe. It is for sharing ESOL teaching materials. If you haven’t tried tailwind it is a way to schedule pins to pinterest. You are able to set when the pin goes out.  This is a big help if you want to pin to multiple boards. You can schedule the pins to go out over a series of days instead of all at once. You are also able…

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ESOL Praxis Test Review

ESOL Praxis Test Review

If you are interested in becoming an ESOL teacher, many states allow you to take the praxis exam and then use that to add on to your teaching licence. This weekend my husband went to a workshop and was very impressed with the information he learned from the review session. He had been searching for review materials and not finding anything so just wanted to put the word out that this training was helpful. Probably the biggest piece of information…

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