Posts by Rhoda Toynbee

Ugly Filing Cabinet Makeover

Filing Cabinet Makeover It’s time for a filing cabinet makeover! We all have one. That nasty beat up filing cabinet that has been in the building since the beginning of time. I usually try to hide mine in a corner or somewhere unobtrusive because it’s a massive eye sore and just takes up space. This…

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Classroom Makeover: Bulletins Ready

Classroom Bulletins All of the foundations are set. I spent a couple of days in my room gluing new cork over a chalk board, painting a bookshelf, starting a filing cabinet makeover, and hanging new paper and borders on bulletins. You can see the “before” photos in this post: Classroom Makeover: part 1 It seems…

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New Classroom Makeover

New Classroom Design I’m moving to a new classroom. For the past 5 years I have taught junior high and high school art. This year I am heading back to the elementary school. I will be teaching the 3rd/4th combination classroom. The classroom that will be my new teaching space was formerly the teacher workroom…

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Wonders Reading Program for 3rd Grade

Spelling and Reading Centers: Wonders Reading After a whirl wind spring teaching math to grades 5-8, I have been assigned to teach a 3rd and 4th grade combination class. I taught a combo of 2nd and 3rd graders years ago. My learning curve is growing again. And so is my resource base. The first few…

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Lifestyle and Technology

Lifestyles and Technology Go Together It’s unavoidable in our current times to not have technology be a part of your lifestyle. They go together like peanut butter and jelly! However, it is an aspect of our lives that we can manage and every now and then it is necessary to unplug. I’m guilty of telling…

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Pinterest for All Types of Business

Using Pinterest for All Types of Business Pinterest is a search tool that is set up for visual discovery. Using Pinterest for all types of businesses is an effective way to increase followers and traffic. People search Pinterest for inspiration, activities, and to shop. It’s a social way to share things that you find visually…

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Using Pinterest for Your Business

Curious About Using Pinterest for Your Business? Maybe you aren’t sure if Pinterest is for you. Or maybe you think that because you offer a service that Pinterest won’t work. It will. And you can learn more by playing around and experimenting with pins and graphics. Using Pinterest for your business is one of the best…

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Marketing with Pinterest

10 Easy Steps to Marketing with Pinterest One hundred million people can’t be wrong. Or we all have major addictions. People are visual by nature. Proof of that is watching Pinterest’s audience and users reach sky high numbers. Pinterest is the 2nd largest search engine not owned by Google! When we see information along with…

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How I Increased My Pinterest Followers by 44%

How I Increased My Pinterest Followers I’m going to give you some tips and explain how I increased my Pinterest followers by 44% over the past 6 weeks. Using your Pinterest account as a source of blog and website traffic is very easy when you implement a few techniques that create pinnable images and increase…

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Marketing Your Site or Blog Online

Marketing Your Small Business: If you haven’t had a chance to do some research this yet on how to promote your website, I have made a quick list of posts that you can use as reference for marketing your small business and links to more resources after you have absorbed all the ones available here on my…

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A Visually Appealing Pinterest Account

Pinterest Account: Boards Are you ready to make a visually appealing Pinterest account? You have probably read about it on all the Pinterest posts. Make your account look cohesive. Give your boards a look that represents your brand. What the heck does that mean?! Today I’m doing something a little different. Usually I am the…

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Free Library of Pinterest and Blog Resources

Pinterest and Blog Resources Are you ready for this? I have been busy making things for email subscribers and blog posts. Some of these have just been sitting in a file, virtually collecting dust. Then, I created a free eCourse, and a Facebook blog, and some worksheets. I tell you, I’m always working on something.…

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This One Simple Trick Will Increase Pinterest Traffic

This Trick Will Increase Pinterest Traffic One tip. Just this one trick will increase Pinterest traffic and followers. This is all it really takes. Great images. Ideally sized, visually pleasing images. You are probably shaking your fist at the screen right now and telling me “I know that I need great images!!”. Here’s the thing. When you…

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The Basics of Pinterest for Marketing

  Basics of Pinterest This post is about the basics of Pinterest. It’s for those of you who have had a personal account for awhile now and are wondering how to convert your account to a business account that you can use to market your website, blog, or product. Before I started to offer Pinterest services…

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Should You Be Using Pinterest

Should You Be Using Pinterest for Your Business? It’s a legitimate question. Should you use Pinterest for your Business? Whenever there is something that is pronounced the “latest and greatest” on the internet, you will find divided opinions. Some will say Facebook is better. Others will opt for Twitter. You have to look out for the…

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Add Some Little Song Birds to Your Day

Little Song Birds for You Hello there 🙂 It’s beautiful here, even if it is really cold. Personally, I am looking forward to spring. The return of the song birds and all their noise and activity. I miss sleeping with the window open and waking up to sunshine and chirping!   Today’s free digital stamp…

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Plan Your New Year’s Goals with Pinterest

How to Plan Your New Year’s Goals with Pinterest It’s always there. That impending “resolution list” for the new you in the new year. Blah. I’m all about setting goals, but really the time of year or the date should not be what determines your happiness, goal orientation, or drive to try something new. This year…

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9 Habits of an Highly Organized Person

What habits does an highly organized person have? Here’s a list of 9 habits that you can adopt for your routine or daily schedule that will help you become a more organized person as well. How to be an Organized Person 1. Be Early. Not on Time. Early The more time you give yourself to arrive…

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9 Habits of Super Productive People

We’ve all been there. We want to be super productive. There are a million and one things on our to do list. All we can manage is to pour ourselves another cup of coffee, check Facebook again, and stare at the list. Wondering how we will ever get it all this shit done… 9 Things…

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Christmas Gingerbread Man Free Digi Stamp

Christmas Gingerbread Man It’s that time again. Time for a free digi stamp and time for baking the annual Christmas gingerbread man (or men and women). I have a cookie cutter for each around here somewhere, but I can’t remember where I stashed them. Probably in the Christmas decoration box so I don’t have to…

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Snowman Digital Stamp: Stay Frosty

Snowman Digital Stamp This weeks freebie is a frosty little snowman digital stamp. He’s adorable in his boots, scarf, and mittens. He’s prefect for cards or layouts about your snow adventures. We had a layer of snow, and then a really cold snap. This week it has turned to rain. Our snow is all gone.…

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