Here are just a few eye-catching, idea-filled TpT member blogs penned by a handful of our super-talented, multifaceted TpT Teacher-Authors. From easy and cheap anchor chart displays to how exactly to make a TpT store banner in PowerPoint, these posts are chock full of clever ideas, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new seller to follow along the way.
How about Miss DeCarbo who shares some simple, hands-on ideas for making anchor charts in her blog Sugar and Spice? With one secret ingredient (magnetic curtain rods), a world of possibilities opened up. She explains how easy they are to move and display, and a commenter offers a tip for those who have concrete (or other non-magnetic) surfaces in their classrooms.
There are TON of great resources and ideas to be found in Maneuvering the Middle’s blog of the same name. Math Review Activities are timely for back-to-school and this blog is all about timely ideas focused on—you guessed it—middle school!
If you’re feeling a little frazzled, a couple of super organized educators have blogs that might offer some quick and easy ideas. A Modern Teacher has all sorts of time saving suggestions (and products) for how to get organized those first few weeks of school.
And in her blog Peace, Love, and First Grade!, Teacher-Author Laura Martin explains how to not lose you mind with her “Step by Step parent tables” for collecting data, putting names on supplies, and helping with classroom supply needs—brilliant!
Here’s one from the vault that comes from The Teacher Wife. It’s all about how to merchandise your own products and blogs in Teacher Blogging Basics. Depending on the version of PowerPoint you use, the screen shots may not be exactly the same. That said, I was able to follow the instructions and I love the tip about making the TpT banner 9.81 inches by 1.25 inches. Sometimes it’s the little helpful hints that count the most.