TpT High School is the place to be! Both buyers and sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers are finding the wealth of resources available and lots of room for growth.
We offered 10 Reasons Why TpT Is for You. Now, here’s a small sampling of some of the TpT resources and stores that cater to High School.
TpT High School Science
- Amy Brown of Science Stuff says, “Don’t create products for TpT — create materials for your classroom. If they are successful in your classroom, put them on TpT!”
- Tangstar Science has taken groups of kids to Costa Rica to study rainforest ecosystems and has over 200 biology and chemistry resources in her store.
- Bond with James is packing his store full of great items including his Atomic Structure Task Cards.
- Teach With Fergy’s Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes Lesson – High School Chemistry is worth a look. Fergy suggests, “After you’ve increased your inventory, you need to promote.”
- April Cartwright is steadily growing her store. Her well designed Mitosis Card Sort Set is a buyer favorite.
- AwesomeScience does a nice job making products visually consistent and recognizable — but not too cutsey.
TpT High School Math
- Caryn White of Caryn Loves Math says: “My Tip for Buyers is to not limit yourself by narrowing your search to grades 9–12. Just today I was looking for an activity for my geometry class and found a 4th grade item that fit my objectives exactly. After a few small modifications, it was a high school activity.”
- High School Math Essentials is ready with… the essentials.
- Jennifer Lamb from the blog Teaching High School Math says, “I love using TPT to find new ways to do things — new puzzles, new presentations, new ways to use technology. For example, I didn’t realize what QR codes were before I checked out some resources on TPT. Now I’ve tried them in my classroom and my students love them!”
- For the Love of Teaching Math’s Solving Equations Disco Frog Bingo challenges the “if it’s for high school it can’t be cute” rule — and it sure gets great reviews!
- Teaching Math by Hart offers a great freebie called Skyscraper Challenge – A Team Building Activity. Check it out.
TpT High School ELA
- Open Classroom writes, “What strikes me most about TpT is the variety and quality of HS offerings that effectively meet different learners’ needs while still being creative, engaging, and Common Core aligned! TpT is also a great resource for teachers who want to add a fresh perspective to a text or liven up materials taught year after year.”
- Julie Conlon has a nice branding technique for her entire store and gets great reviews for her Novel Response Activity for Independent Reading.
- Laura Randazzo’s store is packed with great resources and her graphics are spot-on High School.
- Literary Roses keeps her objectives clear. Try her Introduction to Colonial Literature and Puritanism for Eleventh Grade English.
- Addie Williams’ tip “I think the biggest tip for BUYERS is to not be afraid to try something new — many of us get stuck in a rut and think that we need to do what we’ve always done.” Try her Advertising Techniques – Create Your Own Ad. Fun stuff!
- The Classroom Sparrow suggests, “High school teachers do not realize what they are missing out on! Students in today’s society need more than questions from the back of a textbook, or chapter questions for a novel study. I really try to create lessons that meet the interests of a variety of learners. I have found some of the neatest activities to make my lessons more engaging and interactive through TpT.” Hear, hear, The Classroom Sparrow!
TpT High School History and Social Studies
- All Things History Lesson Plans offers cool thematic crossword puzzles to to engage and challenge your students.
- For folks thinking of becoming Sellers of High School resources, Linda Jennifer’s advice is:
- Resist the urge to post too many items straight away.
- Related to the first point is to spend time on the Seller’s Forum. You can access priceless information — not only to help navigate TpT — but for teaching in general. The forums also provide a sense of community where one can find friendly advice and encouragement.
- Realize you may need to rethink some of your initial ideas, hence the first tip.
- Social Studies Rescue focuses on, you guessed it, Social Studies. Check out Challenges in Building the Transcontinental Railroad.
- And for another relevant resource, be sure to check out Chalk Dust Diva’s From the Bay of Pigs to the Cuban Missile Crisis Lecture (U.S. History).
TpT High School French, Spanish, Technology, and More
- The section title is inspired by Liz’s Lessons whose store offers French, Spanish, Technology, and more!
- How about a warm up exercise for your drama class, or maybe you just need a break from the same old same old? Try David McLean’s Warm Up Activities for Performers.
- TpT store, Spelling and Technology can help your class Create a Comic Strip with Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, and 2010.
The surface? We’ve just scratched it. Do yourself a favor and continue your own exploring of all the amazing High School resources available on TpT!
And consider following these TpT Seller Pinterest boards by TpT Pinning Party to keep your finger on the pulse of new, excellent resources:
- Best of TpT — High School Freebies
- Best of TpT — High School Science
- Best of TpT — High School Math
- Best of TpT — High School Language Arts
- Best of TpT — High School Social Studies
- Best of TpT — High School Misc.
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