(Beautiful heart clip art from Think in Chic)

Hi Teachers,

I invite you to read this entire list. Yes, really. Really. It’s a quick read and a feel-good.

  • I love the notes from the new teachers. And the veterans. And how about that teacher who’s a mom of 5-year-old triplets? Oh gosh, I love em all.
  • Here are 86 ways that TpT helps teachers:
  • I find lessons that I don’t have time to create! -Karen
  • And they’re aligned with standards! -Laurie
  • I know that the lessons I buy, that money goes to teachers! -Roxanne
  • It’s amazing the amount of time it saves teachers who want to avoid “reinventing the wheel.” Also, the quality of the lessons is usually top notch. I tell all my colleagues, friends, and family about this site, it’s fantastic. -Jon
  • It’s enabled me to survive my first year of teaching! -Jessica
  • I am a much better teacher! Reading blogs and purchasing resources is like collaborating with a huge team of creative teachers! -Down Under Teacher
  • Freedom! I don’t have to recreate the wheel. Instead, I get to relax with my family. -Amy
  • Great, low priced items! I love buying from other teachers. -Shawn
  • I teach all my students NOT just the few that the textbooks write for! -Grace
  • Find Common Core activities that are not published by the big guys, but by teachers who actually use them! -Jenni
  • I find good ideas for any topic I’m teaching. This is THE greatest single teacher resource ever! -Linda
  • I’m a first year teacher, so I depend on TpT for just about everything! Engaging lessons, classroom decor, organization, classroom management… literally EVERYTHING. And I don’t regret one penny I’ve spent. The products are all top notch! -Christina
  • I get AWESOME resources from REAL teachers! Thank you, TpT! -Jamie
  • I like that I don’t have to spend my day recreating the wheel. I can buy someone else’s and add or delete some of the activities to make them work for my students. -Kourtney
  • Tons of great resources from so many talented professional educators at my fingertips whenever I need them -Ruth
  • Awesome lessons that I don’t have time to create… so, extra time with my family!!! I LOVE TpT!! -Hollie
  • It lets me add differentiation, creativity, fun, and variety to my transitional kindergarten class. Something new every week!!! -Jennifer
  • Saves tons of time! I just go to TpT to see what someone else has already designed. Why reinvent the wheel? Don’t mind paying one bit! -Bev
  • It got me through student teaching. I was killing myself staying up late making folder games and activities for centers. Now I have a large stock both created by me and with the help of TeachersPayTeachers.com to use in my classroom. Thanks!!! -Deana
  • It allows me to spend time with my family! Watch a movie with my children. Go to dinner with my husband! To do all of this instead of writing lesson plans every minute!! -Roxanne
  • Prepare lessons at home without having to worry to about having a book or teacher store nearby for resources!! -Melissa
  • Sleep. I don’t have to stay up all night creating differentiated work. Thanks so much. -Heddy
  • Have a life outside of school! -Tandy
  • I can continue to consistently teach my son. -Xiomara
  • I’m going to school to be a teacher and it’s such a lifesaver for putting lessons and units together. -Kristin
  • As a grateful teacher who is lacking the tech talent, it enables me to provide engaging activities, as well as gives me insight into what’s going on in classrooms across the country. -JulieAnn
  • You can’t create everything yourself. TpT helps me find exactly what I need. -Claudia
  • Teach Common Core lessons. Being a mom of 5-year-old triplets & working in a small district with no money, what I used to have time to create myself I now buy from TpT. Thank you! -Erikka
  • Supplement the new Common Core curriculum that we teachers wrote two weeks before school started! -Amy
  • Are you kidding? I have more games and activities that I can count that I’ve gotten from TpT. You are my go-to resource when I need inspiration. -Teresa
  • I like that the activities are made by teachers. I’ve found some wonderful activities. Great job! -Carolina
  • Virtually collaborate with teachers from across the country and the world! -Wendy
  • I’m able to search for specific materials I need that are not covered in the resources I currently have available. It’s also helped me to get inspired and think bigger with my teaching! -Felice
  • It’s given me the gift of time! I’m able to plan wonderful lessons yet give my two young boys the time and energy they deserve from their mom! -Breanna
  • I’m able to be much more creative. I don’t have time to create a neat idea for all my lessons, but TpT has taken away the time factor and made creativity so much more possible. -Teri
  • Find CCSS aligned lessons. -María
  • Organize my classroom from top to bottom! -Amie
  • As a first year teacher, I am grateful for the low priced resources for my class. All I started out with were four bare walls and teacher curriculum books. Now I feel confident. -Melissa
  • Spice up my 10-year-old art activities. -Misty
  • Quickly find supplemental materials -Shawna
  • I absolutely love the ability to type in a unit for 1st grade and see exactly what I need for the week. Thanks! -Antoinette
  • Get easy access to awesome, affordable resources and ideas for my classroom — time saver! -Brandi
  • Find content-specific and text-rich items for my classroom environment -Amanda
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this site… always tell people about it! -Barb
  • Find amazing resources to supplement my lessons! -Meredith
  • Feed my clip art addiction. -Hilary
  • Engage my kids with cool ideas that do everything I need them to do. -Monica
  • Find a great resource at the last minute without having to leave the house!! -Emily
  • Get some super awesome stuff that I don’t have time to make! -Karen
  • Have a life. -Teresa
  • I teach students with severe Autism and I’m a first year teacher. TpT has saved me so much time! Not only did I start out struggling to find resources, but once I found them I had to spend so much time adapting them. TpT is fantastic. So many inexpensive resources made and used by teachers so that I can spend more time focusing on behaviors! Love TpT! -Jessica
  • Buying great lessons and assessments for my students saves me time! -Melissa
  • Instant gratification!!! I love having oodles of amazing resources only a few clicks away. -Kelley
  • Through TpT I became connected with fellow teachers and then got to know them better by following their blogs. I’ve been fortunate to meet many of them at state and national conferences, and now I can actually call them FRIENDS! They are all inspirations to me. -Leigh
  • Last-minute ideas. -Myrna
  • Emergency sub plans and center activities. -Sarah
  • The freebies, the literature units, and the task card bundles are my favorites! Everything I buy is such a worthwhile time saver! TpT allows me to “work smarter not harder!” -Jennifer
  • Plan from home! I can get all of my math tubs or lit tubs ready from home! -Friendly Froggies
  • As a public school teacher turned homeschool mom, TpT allows me to find creative and fun ways to teach my kids for a small fraction of the price of buying boxed curriculum. Plus, I feel I’ve gotten “to know” some really awesome and amazing educators all over the U.S. -Sarah
  • Spend more time at home with my family because someone has already spent the time to make great activities for my class! -Krystal
  • Rest! -Leslie
  • Come up with different ways to teach my classes. It gives me new ideas – Jalair
  • Find great literacy and math centers from talented teachers. So much better than buying an overpriced book from the Teacher Store. -Wendy
  • TpT allows me to very quickly find specific help for my special education students. -Melissa
  • TpT is a lifesaver for new teachers. I spend hours gathering resources to match CCGPS. TpT really helps me with that. I love the products! In fact, I have even turned some of the “veteran” teachers into TpT fans. -Shannon
  • The thoughts and ideas that I have in my head, already done for me…. Thanks! -Erin
  • Use other people’s talents to create engaging lessons for my students. -Christine
  • TpT has added such variety to the many challenges that my students have each day. The lessons make Common Core not so stressful to meet the rigors. -Kathy
  • Anything and everything! -Marybeth
  • TeachersPayTeachers.com allows for me to add new, creative, Common Core activities into my Kindergarten classroom in such a user-friendly manner…at a very reasonable cost. Thank you! -Marsha, an Ohio Kindergarten Teacher
  • Teach! We have no curriculum resources. -Kathy
  • Save time and money, and spend time with my family. -Janice
  • Everything!! -Chris
  • TpT saves a ton of time… supplemental materials are always needed. -Mary
  • Get lots of ideas in one place -Lisa
  • Constant inspiration -Marcy
  • I’m able to find amazing resources all in one place AND from the luxury of my comfy sofa! I always find something I need! -Laura
  • Get fabulous ideas and lessons from other teachers that are current and up-to-date. Also, it inspires me to be a better teacher and create better products for my students! -Breezy Special Ed
  • I have lots of Thanksgiving things thanks to TPT. -Mickey
  • Activities that make learning fun!!! -Lori Ann
  • Save time. -Cathie
  • Pretty much everything creative! -Karen
  • Find that last minute item I need to complete a lesson while in the comfort of my own home! -Teresa
  • Foldables!!! -Tatum
  • Awesome literacy rotations -Alex
  • Find teaching materials I need right now… and I don’t have to drive to the city or spend hours making them and then more hours modifying for my special needs students. -Pat Ann

Good read, right? We are so very thankful for each and every one of you. It’s Teachers who make TpT so extraordinary. Hardworking, talented, creative, dedicated, innovative, thoughtful Teachers.

 With so much respect,

Amy

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