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Perks of Being A Teacher?

Perks of Being A Teacher?

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There is a lot of personal rewards for being a teacher. I think the best thing is watching students develop over the school year. I also enjoy just being around the kids and listening to their fantasy filled ideas and dreams. Though the salary is not the greatest, I've found a way to survive a teacher's salary...using all the discounts that are available to us. I've been teaching 2 years and just found out about the many discounts that are out there for us. I have created a website that lists year-round discounts. Please check it out at http://www.totallyteacher.com. If you know of other discounts that aren't mentioned, please let me know so that I can upload them to the site. If you can think of new ones you'd like, let me know too.

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Ms. Cárdenas's picture
Ms. Cárdenas
First grade Bilingual Teacher

this is also my second year teaching and am grateful for your share. Not only am I a novice teacher but a single mommy as well! Thanks for the website= )

Lisa Dabbs's picture
Lisa Dabbs
Educational Consultant. Author. Speaker. Blogger.

Hi Ms, Cardenas,

How great that you have joined us here!
I hope you will join us for the New Teacher Chat! We chat every Wednesday at 5pm PT/8pm ET We share topics that are practical, and supportive to new teachers.

Here is a link with our info http://newteacherchat.wikispaces.com/

Would love to know more about how we can support your journey...
Feel free to contact me!

Best,
~Lisa

Ms. Cárdenas's picture
Ms. Cárdenas
First grade Bilingual Teacher

Thank you so much for your welcome and invite. I am very much looking forward to joining you. I am always looking for different ways to improve my teaching style and routines. I am a bilingual teacher so I would like to find out a few more ways to get my hands on more spanish materials for my students. Believe it or not, it is harder to come by than I thought. So if anyone has ideas, websites or anything they can share that is in spanish for elementary students I sure would welcome it! And again, thank you Lisa! = )

Fredy Hernan Lizarralde Urrego's picture
Fredy Hernan Lizarralde Urrego
I'm studying to be a teacher. La Gran Colombia University / Bogota Colombia

I'm still student, it's true, but I want to make my dream of being an excellent teacher come true. This kind of web sites are valuable tools, I'm glad to be in here.

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Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.
2nd-6th Gifted/Talented Teacher

[quote]Thank you so much for your welcome and invite. I am very much looking forward to joining you. I am always looking for different ways to improve my teaching style and routines. I am a bilingual teacher so I would like to find out a few more ways to get my hands on more spanish materials for my students. Believe it or not, it is harder to come by than I thought. So if anyone has ideas, websites or anything they can share that is in spanish for elementary students I sure would welcome it! And again, thank you Lisa! = )[/quote]

Ms. Cardenas,

Welcome to the Edutopia community! I have taught Spanish as a second language in the elementary grades and am ESL certified- so I have gathered quite a few online materials, lessons, activities, and worksheets you can look at. Feel free to check out the following. I hope they help. Please let me know if you need anything!

My Blog (with tons of Spanish resources): languagejourneys.blogspot.com

My bookmarks (ESL and Spanish resources):
http://www.delicious.com/deyamportelvira

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Cheri
Teacher by Day; Discount Broker by Night @ totallyteacher.com

Just wanted to let you know I've updated the totallyteacher.com site. I found some discount programs, shoe discounts and some additional stores.

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