Leanne Stone is a former third grade teacher in Charlotte, NC who taught through Teach for America. Like most new teachers, Leanne found herself overwhelmed by the responsibilities and costs of creating new classroom materials and began to explore online materials to help her prepare for class. Leanne now coaches hundreds of teachers and school administrators through Teachers Pay Teachers, an online hub for teacher-authored resources. She helps schools implement TpT for Schools, the schoolwide version of TpT that allows the school to pay for classroom resources rather than teachers and share those materials campus-wide.
With more than two thirds of all teachers in the U.S. using TpT, and more than 2,000 schools using the campus-wide offering, the website has evolved into a “virtual teachers’ lounge,” according to Forbes. Leanne offers first-person insights on how TpT is providing teachers with alternatives and solutions to the obstacles they face in the classroom.
- Teacher Must Haves = positivity, relationship building, open to new ideas and tactics
- Don’t try to do everything
- Lean in to the people around you who have been in your shoes
- A growth mindset is inspiring to me
- Get out of your building and get connected
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Connect with Leanne
- TpT for Schools Website- schools.teacherspayteachers.com
- Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
- TpT for Schools Email- email@example.com
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- Blog: Always A Lesson
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- Twitter: @gschultek
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- Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
- Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers
- Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College
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