With a little set up, it is easy to launch and maintain a Teachers Pay Teachers store. While it may not bring in a lot of money, it does allow you to make some cash off of materials and ideas you have already invested time and energy into. My store products have all been developed for classes, so selling them is kind of like getting a bonus. Best of all, products are digitally downloaded so there is no shipping to worry about.
So, how do you set up a page?
After you create a free account, you need to set up a storefront. To do this, you will need an image, a store name, a Paypal account (so the company can send you money), and one product. Your first upload will be free, but it should still be good quality because most people will judge you based on this sample.
Once you have set up your store, it is a good idea to post regularly. Set up a posting schedule, stick to particular themes, and ask for customer reviews. You will be up and rolling in no time.
Although teachers pay teachers is primarily designed for educators who are looking for classroom materials, it can also be used by students in two distinct ways.
First, students can use it to find study materials on topics they are interested in. Many of the descriptions are written in "teacher speak"' however, so students may initially need some help from teachers in order to determine the key words to use in their search. With that small adaptation, teachers pay teachers can become a valuable library of study materials for students.
Second, students could also create a teachers pay teachers page. By providing the study materials they have created and found helpful, they could provide a valuable perspective for teachers. Student work may have mistakes, but the experience of designing and publishing study materials, lessons, and guides can be a powerful.
I hope these ideas inspire you to explore the resources on teachers pay teachers. How do you plan to use the site?
Teachers Pay Teachers is a website that allows educators to share materials with one another. Whatever you are looking for, you will probably be able to find it there. Here are three of my favorite teacher pay teacher vendors.
Synk shares great vocabulary lessons, conversation starters, and word building exercises.
Empowered by THEM
Most of the materials in this store have been designed for adults with disabilities, but they definitely will be useful in beginning ESL classes. The topics and instructional methods make them perfect for literacy classes.
Angie Barillaro -- Radiant Heart
Barillaro shares book study units and materials that would be appropriate for higher level ESL students.
East Bay ESL is an English language school for adult students in the San Francisco East Bay.