Posts by Rhoda Toynbee

Creating a Rotating Banner for TPT

Rotating Banner for Teachers Pay Teachers Shop Why do you need a rotating banner for your shop? If you have a favorite quote, you can type it in here. It will display as a block of text at the top of you store. It’s pretty valuable real estate. Above the fold. First thing buyers see…

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Tips for a New TpT Seller: Learn to Sell

New TpT Seller Advice Being a new TpT Seller can be very overwhelming. Creating products, learning new software, flattening and locking products, using Pinterest for traffic generation, and all this while keeping up with your family and classroom. It’s a learning curve. What better way to figure out your next steps than some advice from…

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500 Followers Milestone Give Away!!

Whoop Whoop!! It’s time to celebrate!! I have officially reached 500 followers milestone. Thank you for being one of them! I’m thrilled that you enjoy the resources I create and list. Even more than that, I am honored that you use my products in your classrooms. Thank you. To celebrate and say “thank you” in…

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The Basics of Selling on TPT-10 More Tips

The Next Level: Basics of Selling on TPT You’ve started to figure out some of the basics of selling on Teachers Pay Teachers. There are just so many things to learn about selling your resources. If you are like me, you have a question, you Google it, and then you scour a blog, forum, etc. until…

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Learn About Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers?

 Learn About Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers Would you like to learn how to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers? Does a course that contains all of the tips, tricks and information you need to be successful sound interesting? What is that one thing you would like to learn about selling your resources? I’m working on…

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10 Steps to Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers

10 Steps to Start Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers Are you interested in selling on Teachers Pay Teachers? How do you make money for your “fun money”? Do you want to start a side hustle? You already spend hours making things for your classroom and pouring your heart and soul into lessons. It’s amazing how…

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Digital Classroom Math Interventions

Interventions in a Digital Classroom There are loads of interventions that require printing, organizing, laminating, etc. If you are running a digital classroom, then how do you implement interventions and keep to a paperless environment. In this series I will discuss some of the things I like to incorporate into my 3rd/4th grade blended classroom.…

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Classroom Math Intervention Strategies

Math Intervention Strategies If you are like most teachers, you have a room full of eager learners who struggle at different math concepts. How do you implement math intervention strategies that fulfill the needs of each of those students and still keep your sanity? Creating a differentiated learning plan for each of your kids can…

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Google Earth Tours in the Classroom

Using Google Earth Tours Creating lessons that integrate technology and provide information your students can relate to can sometimes be difficult. Google Earth Tours is a great way to show students how the great big world actually relates to them. It shows them how they are part of the whole. Their community is a part…

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Using iPads for Reading Literacy

iPads for Reading Reading is a fundamental component in education. Primary grades focus on reading basics such as letter recognition and sounds in preparation for putting those concepts together to create words. From there it is reading multiple words in a row that form a sentence. Children who struggle in reading often struggle later in other…

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Moby Max and NWEA MAPs Reports

Using Moby Max with NWEA MAPs Reports Our district has been using NWEA Testing for years. This year we have started using Moby Max to increase our math scores and we are working to integrate our MAPs information to increase our student growth. Moby Max allows a teacher to select the lessons and topics that…

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Spelling City for Differentiated Spelling

Differentiated Spelling Lists There are may activities, lists, and ways to differentiate your spelling. Ideally your differentiated spelling lists would be created from words that each student struggles with. Their own unique spelling lists. Unfortunately, that is a heavy work load! And most of us work in districts that have purchased $30,000 worth of reading…

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My Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education has been the same since the time I decided to become a teacher, I have had an idea of what type of teacher I would be and how my room would be organized to provide the best possible learning environment for my students. The room may change, but…

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Interactive Math Centers and Lessons

Interactive Math Our school focus this year is to increase our students’ math abilities. We focused on reading a few years ago, carved out reading blocks, and saw a huge increase in their abilities and levels. In the process, our math has suffered a little. While teaching middle school math last year, I started to…

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Become a Pinterest Pro: Your Pinning Strategy

Rethink Your Pinning Strategy What are your goals with Pinterest? How do you plan to accomplish those goals? If you don’t have specific goals for your Pinterest marketing strategy, it’s time to make some now. If you do have goals, it’s time to refine your pinning strategy so you will reach and possibly even exceed…

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One Day Sale TpT Gift Card Giveaway

TpT Gift Card Teachers pay Teachers is having a one day bonus sale to celebrate back to school. August 22nd there will stores with up to 20% off. Enter a sale code at check out for an additional 10% off. That’s some serious savings. Yahoo! Would you like to have some extra cash to spend?…

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Saving Passwords for Websites and Apps

Saving Passwords Saving Passwords for websites and apps that you use in the classroom can become a management nightmare. The more sites that you have your students access that need individual usernames and passwords, the more information you need to keep track of. If you don’t you will be fiddling with the recovery process each…

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My Goals Lapbook for MAPs and Lexile

Goals Lapbook Our district is moving towards personalized learning. This school year the high school will be transitioning a few classes. Elementary teachers are starting to prep our students by making them more accountable for their own learning. After a few days of training and learning about how to use our NWEA MAPs score, I…

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100 Followers: TpT Gift Card Giveaway

$10 Gift Card Giveaway Wahooo!! It’s time to celebrate with a gift card giveaway!! I have officially made it to 100 TpT followers. Thank you to everyone who has followed my shop, purchased resources for their classrooms, and left feedback. Being a teacher rocks! Being a teacher who can share and collaborate with other teachers rocks…

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DIY Dairy Crate Stools

Crate Stools Dairy crate stools (or even non-dairy) are all the rage right now! You can purchase them from any of the major vendors like Target & Walmart. And they come in loads of colors!! It’s almost distracting and overwhelming with all the choices. Makes me want to have a rainbow room! Almost. I was going…

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Classroom Makeover: Classroom Reveal 2016-17

Classroom Reveal 2016 I’ve been working in my room so I could write about this classroom reveal most of the summer! This room was previously used as a teacher workroom, the speech pathologists room, and an extra room for the paras to pull a few kids and work with them in small groups. The past…

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