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Blog, Business and Board Certified – part 2

Teachers pay Teachers. A treasure trove of more than 40,000 “freebies”. Another 90,000 teaching resources priced under $3.00.  800,000 teachers sharing their ideas. One very special teacher from Georgia making national news when she reached the amazing milestone of a cool $1 million in sales. Since that day in June when Pinterest led to my enlightenment, I have been learning more about blogging along with the ins and outs of TpT.

June was also my first experience with TEST ANXIETY! As part of the National Board certification process, I took 6 tests all related to literacy, all essay questions, 3 hours straight. I panicked when my computer froze midway through the tests. What if everything I had done up to that point was lost? How would I ever recreate my answers? Now I knew how kids must feel when confronted with those annual high stakes tests. It took five months to get the results from the tests and the portfolio (submitted way back In March)... WHEW, I PASSED and am now an NBCT! This journey was one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done in my career... I highly recommend it to anyone who has been teaching for at least five years!

And now I try my hand at my new business... sharing more than 20 years of teaching experience! If you are looking for an idea to help kids become better writers, my first FREEBIE might be something for you! Check out “The Writing Folder”!And If parent-teacher conferences stress you out, my 32-page packet called the “ABCs of Conferences” provides lots of resource for making them a positive and productive experience!

Happy learning and teaching!