TeachersPayTeachers March 2010
10 Free Downloads Volume 13

Dear Teachers,

We're getting lots of feedback from sellers who tell us that selling their teaching materials on TpT--and offering free items--has made them better teachers. The increased reflection it takes to make their materials as good as possible is making them more effective in their classrooms.

Markets and incentives have this kind of power. The market is why companies like Apple and Google are so innovative and keep getting better. Indeed, we've noticed that the overall quality of our catalog has steadily increased since we launched in 2006, and we see the future, a few years from now, when 10s of thousands of teachers will be marketing perhaps 100s of thousands (even millions) of high quality, ever-improving resources to their colleagues on TpT. We aim to have an iTunes-like library in scope and comprehensiveness stocked with the best and most up to date materials created by teachers who are continually getting better at what they do. Stay with us on this journey, on our little (big?) experiment in teacher empowerment! It's going to get good.

Teach and be well,


meet What's New or Cool
Justin Lim
English Language Arts
Grades 7–11
Justin Lim teaches high school English in Rosemead, California. He started out as an enthusiastic TpT customer and became a seller in March 2009. Justin posts under the name “Quality Teaching Products” and is always thinking of ways to provide hard working teachers with convenient and ready-to-use materials.

Four Great Products by Justin Lim!
  Autobiographical Narrative Essay
  A Dream Deferred Lesson Plan
  A Sound of Thunder Lesson Plan
  Poetry Resource Pack
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Board for March
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Grades: 7–12
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by Tracee Orman (3.9/4.0)
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Nutrition Myths
by Trinity Noble (3.8/4.0)
Grades: 4–8
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Poetry Comics:
Metaphors with Robert Frost
by David Rickert (3.9/4.0)
Grades: 6–12
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by Joy Hall (4.0/4.0)
Grades: 5–10
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Facebook Page Activity
by Smart Chick (3.7/4.0)
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Science At Work
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Grades: 9–11
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Money, Money,
Money SmartBoard
by Ellen Shmitt
Grades: K–6
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Student Learning Proposal
by Mrs. Monkey (3.8/4.0)
Grades: 2–8
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by Margaret Whisnant (3.9/4.0)
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Best of The Best
Best Selling Items
  1 100 Points Book Project
  2 “Hunger Games” Unit: Lessons Q&A Tests Activities Quiz Vocab Maps Key
  3  30 Spelling Differentiation Activities and Templates
  4 Sentence Go Round
  5 65 Literature Resources, games, activities, Literature Circles Workshe
Best Selling Sellers by Volume Sold
  1 Scott OToole
  2  Wise Guys
  3 Christie Uribe
  4 dijobaker
  5 PowerPoint Guru
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