Teacher Tuesday: Teachers Pay Teachers

I know it's been ages since I've written a Teacher Tuesday post. I'll blame it on the fact that I'm a teacher and since I spend so much time on it, sometimes I am tired of talking about it! But I will try to be a bit more consistent with these posts. My overall goal of Teacher Tuesday is to create a link party that many teachers will link up to so that we can collaborate and share our goals, ideas, lessons, outfits, posters, problems, and teachable moments. But my goal seems to be pretty lofty--I've only had one link up before! So please--comment or contact me if you would be interested in writing/sharing a teaching related post once a week (or even once a month maybe?) for a link party! Remember--these can be as simple as showing off your teaching wardrobe or expressing your frustrations or maybe sharing what you've done in the classroom the previous week. If I get a few responses, I'll make sure to invest in a link party that shows thumbnails!

Today I wanted to share with you something that ALL teachers should take advantage of: Teachers Pay Teachers.

Haven't heard of it? Well, it's simply an online marketplace for educators to buy and sell items ranging from bulletin board materials to full blown unit plans. You can upload digital documents or mail out items. It's like Etsy for teachers!

What's great about it is that Teachers Pay Teachers only takes a tiny portion of your sales, so you can make money on the items you already use in your classroom. Upload all of those handouts you created and put a reasonable price on them!

I've only used TpT for a short bit and uploaded just a few documents, but I've had a few sales already. It's easy income (remember one of my New Years Resolutions?) and all you have to do is upload or mail items.

And it's a great tool for YOU to use to find resources. Many teachers list their items for free, too. I've found it very helpful in just the few times I've used it.

Bloggers--you can also add a TpT widget to your blogs so that readers can click directly on your items.

This is something I will definitely be working on over the summer!

That's all for today, folks! Again, let me know if you're interested in participating in a link up for teachers. Additionally--did you see my new outfit post series about Downton Abbey? Check it out here!