Teachers Pay Teachers Review

Teachers Pay Teachers Review
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What quality educational resource do you wish you could add to your teacher or tutor toolkit?

Teachers Pay Teachers, an online marketplace, is a powerful educational resource for teachers, tutors, and parents powered by educators. Instead of a few supplemental activities that only go with one particular curriculum, imagine the whole teacher supply store, your favorite teacher’s file cabinet, data-driven best practices resources, creative ideas, pretty things, suggestions for every topic under the sun, and the homeschool curriculum conference all in one place! That is Teachers Pay Teachers in a nutshell.

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What is TPT?

I discovered this online resource while teaching elementary school and it became even more useful when I started my tutoring business. I knew how to teach the topics, but I was willing to purchase some fun original educational resources or extension activities for my summer school lessons. 

With over 9 million resources, this is a treasure trove for buyers and sellers of original educational resources. Teachers may need to fill gaps in the curriculum, post anchor charts, or create warm-up material. 

There are lesson plans, games, flashcards, room decorations, speech therapy activities, assessments, special education resources, seasonal themes, worksheets, projects, foreign languages, ESL, task cards, classroom management ideas, and so much more. While most of it is geared towards K-12, there are some adult education materials and specialty items. 

What am I using from TPT? 

Whether you are looking to sell educational things you create or purchase materials for your home, classroom, or tutoring business, Teachers Pay Teachers is worth looking into. Setting up an account is free and easy. Here are a few of my favorite resources and sellers. Click the links to check them out. 

Used these real-world projects for summer tutoring




Took this on a family holiday one year https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Mystery-Logic-Puzzle-Freebie-7-4208160

Used this on a summer service trip to a kids camp


All of his projects are quality items! And there are so many items by Clark Creative Education.



Used this in math tutoring


I like short reading passages to use with tutoring clients


Here’s a link to my own store. I offer free and paid products.


Who are the TPT buyers? 

Parents, teachers, tutors, nannies, grandparents, specialists, homeschool parents, Sunday School teachers, camp counselors, daycare teachers, after-school program leaders, ESL teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, art teachers, music teachers, librarians, and anyone else looking for educational resources. If you are looking to start selling educational products, there are PLENTY of people on TPT looking to buy them! Plus it is easy to set up a seller’s account and get started making extra income.

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In conclusion, I have very much enjoyed TPT as a teacher and a creator. I recommend you check it out if you are looking to add resources to your teacher or tutor toolkit. You will be surprised by how many free and inexpensive products you will find. You can start with my store. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tailor-Joy-Education

Table Talk: What educational product would you like to snap your fingers and find on your desk? What educational product would you like to share with the world?

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