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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Why TpT is So Great and How to Start a Store- in Spanish!

Por qué TPT es increíble, y cómo empezar una tienda, ¡en español!

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Ever since I started my Teachers Pay Teachers store a little under a year ago–even earlier, I think–I wondered why there were so little resources in Spanish on TpT. And I don't mean resources for teaching the Spanish language (love you, Spanish TpT Sellers!), but resources of every other subject written in Spanish.

Time has answered me that question, and I think it's a cycle that starts with the issue of awareness. There are simply not many Spanish-speaking teachers searching TpT, because they are not finding what they are looking for, so they don't come back.

TpT is such an amazing platform. A time-saver, an idea treasure chest and an incredible supportive community! I'm convinced my lessons have gotten better as I create resources for my own students that are more engaging and even visually interesting. With each sale, I think of the teachers and students my resources are impacting. 

As a middle school teacher myself, I get how unfair the system treats us. How high the expectations are for such low pay. How many tasks are expected of us in a limited amount of time, and all the risks we face just for educating the world's children. I've found that TpT may reduce the time a teacher spends home or after school planning lessons, preparing materials and coming up with ideas, and help free up time to live life. For a couple of bucks a lesson–one that you own forever–I say my time and sanity is definitely worth more than that.

So I finally decided to contribute to making TpT known among the Spanish-speaking teacher community. I've added a new page HERE just for the purpose of learning TpT. Are you interested, or know an incredible, creative teacher who may be? Share this post with them and welcome them to the world of "teacherpreneurship"!

La Misi de Español


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