March 2022 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

Welcome to our March Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like to wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  We have so many fab tips this month from fun activities, ELA and reading ideas, to high interest learning. You don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here…The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, “Feel free to email me at for any questions you might have.”
It’s… March Let’s Go Fly a Kite
As an award for good behavior, my special needs class’s favorite activity was making & flying kites. When I taught sixth grade, my kids also loved this project.


Starting with Scribble

Ideas for celebrating National Scribble Day!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Study Practices
In spite of what many people think, there are some very common study practices that are not very effective. There are others that are somewhat helpful, and then there are several that research shows are very effective.
What to Have in a Literature Circle Resource Center

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Discover the most important items to have in your literature circles resource center.

Tips to Save Money on Groceries

Grocery prices are soaring. Here are some tips to save money on groceries.

The Value of Project-based Learning -A Solid Gold Learning Nugget

The value of project-based learning goes beyond keeping your students actively involved in their own education. It teaches them cooperation, time management, and public speaking. Try this solid gold nugget in your own classroom.


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February 2022 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like to wish you a Happy February.  We have so many fab tips this month from Math, ELA and reading ideas, to High interest learning and our featured author for the month, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here…The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, “Feel free to email me at for any questions you might have.”
All You Need is Love and Kindness


My husband got up one gloomy morning and went to the gas station to fill his car, when he went to pay, the gas pump said, “prepaid.” A kind person, from the goodness of his/her heart, paid for his gas. Needless to say, it brought a big smile to his face.
Celebrate Reading

Ways to celebrate March is Reading month.

Discover How to Effectively Use Running Record Assessments with Primary


Wouldn’t it be great to get insight into what a student does when he/she reads? Learn how in this post!
Bully Tales
My encounter with this student who was a school bully produced a surprising result.


Tips to Use Whose vs.Who’s and Their vs. There, vs.They’re

Help your students learn an easy way to choose between confusing words.

Palindromes in Words and Numbers
I was getting ready to pay for my meal at a buffet when I noticed the cashier’s name tag. It read “Anna” to which I replied, “Your name is a palindrome!” The cashier just stared at me in disbelief. I explained that a palindrome was letters that read the same backwards as forwards. Because you could read her name forwards and backwards, it qualified as a palindrome. In fact, February 22, 2022 will be a palindrome if written as 2-22-22!


How to Deal with Common Problems During Literature Circles
Learn about 6 of the most common problems teachers face during literature circles and solutions for each problem.

Teacher Talk’s Featured Author – Alison Monk

Alison Monk of The Literacy Garden is Teacher Talk’s Featured Author. Alison’s TpT store at has amazing ELA resources, book companions, and morning work for your classroom. Get her free close reading lesson using nonfiction magazine-styled passages.


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January 2022 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern


It’s 2022! Time sure flies. We have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So, hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here…The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, “Feel free to email me at for any questions you might have.”
I Dreaded My Third Period Class
It was cold and blustery outside, one of those days you just wanted to stay under the covers, but truth be told, I immediately thought about how I dreaded my third period class, I so wanted to turn over and forget about it for a while. I knew I had to face it, so I begrudgingly got out of bed. Alas, it was only hump day, and I had a busy schedule, so I dragged myself out of bed, had my cup of coffee and a piece of toast.
Goals and Dreams
Ideas for going beyond “I Have a Dream” for MLK Day.


New Year, New Focus

First week back after winter break. . . what a week! With our classroom numbers fluctuating due to students quarantining or testing positive, and so much uncertainty, diving right into the curriculum was not an option. We went back to the basics: what do we need to improve in?

Under The Blotter: Engagement Questions
Need a way to encourage independent reading? I have kept these particular reading engagement questions under my desk blotter for many, many years—so many that I don’t even know who did the research for them, but I do know these questions are effective in improving reading motivation, in the person who responds, AND in those who listen to the answers.
The Beauty of Math Patterns

Some people say mathematics is the science of patterns which I think is a pretty accurate description. Not only do patterns take on many forms, but they occur in every part of mathematics. But then again patterns occur in other disciplines as well. They can be sequential, spatial, temporal, and even linguistic. Discover more about pattern in this blog post.

MLK in ELA: Ideas for Reading & Writing About Martin Luther King, Jr.
10 ideas for reading and writing about Martin Luther King, Jr.


Essential Literature Circles Mini Lessons: What to Teach Your Students
Literature circles and mini-lessons go hand-in-hand. Discover the most important mini-lessons to teach your students and take your literature circles to new levels!
Test Prep Tournaments That Work!

Get your students ready for your chapter tests, district-mandated tests, and the high-stakes state tests with test prep tournaments! They are a fun way to review for upcoming tests AND they work!


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December 2021 Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for the holiday festivities or just looking for some great ideas. You don’t want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.
If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here…. The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative.  If you decide to join, “Feel free to email me at if you have any questions”
An Amazing Holiday Values Lesson

I woke up this morning, December 19, 2021, and thought about how much things have changed since the pandemic. 

A Celebration of Values for the Holidays

Ideas for bringing reflections and values to the celebrations of the season!

The Best Gift of All: Connection

One of the biggest challenges I’ve noticed since being back in school in person is the need for conversational skills. In class during morning meeting, we spend time devoted to talking and interacting with one another. While I can foster this in the classroom, I know practicing communication skills need to continue at home.

Giving Books as Gifts
Books make great gifts for everyone, but here are two keys for giving books that children, especially, will enjoy and that will motivate them to read even more.


Measuring Snow – A Craft for the Un-Crafty
I am not a very crafty person; so, I am always looking for items that are easy to make that I can give to my grandchildren. One year, I gave them a snowman making kit that included buttons, a carrot, six rocks and two sticks. This year, I am giving them a Snow Measuring Tool. Not is it only fun to use, but it also helps them to practice using a ruler. Learn how you can make one!
The Benefits of Literature Circles in the Classroom
Ever thought about using literature circles in your classroom as part of your reading program? Learn more about what literature circles are and why they are an effective addition to your classroom reading program.
Good Writers Vary Their Sentence Patterns

Good Writers Vary Their Sentence Patterns and often place phrases and dependent clauses at the beginning of their sentences.

5 Tech Tips to Keep Teacher Sanity
Technology Tips for Teachers in the Classroom.

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November 2021 Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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 If you decide to join, feel free to email me at for any questions you might have and mention me when you sign up.
Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude: Things I'm Thankful For


I woke up in a funk the other morning so I pulled the covers over my head trying to go back to sleep.  As I began to doze, my dog stuck her head under the sheet and I felt her cold nose on my leg. I knew that trying to stay in bed was futile, so I threw on some clothes and took her outside feeling frustrated and annoyed. As we began walking, the pain in my knee and heel started to subside and the phrase, attitude of gratitude came into my head as I realized how lucky I am to be able to walk, others aren’t so fortunate. 
Multiple Ways to Multiply
When we spend enough time early in the year on place value and number sense, teaching multiplication and division go much more smoothly. Students grasp the concept of multiplication in multiple ways, so I try to introduce more than “the only way” to solve.
Four Easy Ways to Encourage an Attitude of Gratitude

Easy ways to encourage gratitude in your students this month, and keep it going all year long.

Mix it up – STEM and Language Arts
When you integrate STEM and Language Arts, you prepare your students for future employment. Communication skills are just as important as STEM skills. Involve your whole class in a STEM-based creative writing activity with “STEM Stories.”
A Special Thank You To All School Helpers
This post is a special Thank-You to all those helpful people we find in our schools, paid and unpaid, but particularly for one very special person.
How to Turn a Terrible Teaching Day into a Great One

5 tips on how teachers can turn a terrible teaching day into a great one.

Tips to Strengthen Your Sentences

Here are three ways to help your students strengthen their sentences.


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September 2021 Teacher Talk

  Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s September Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully everyone is off to a great school year with the best classes ever, in these strange times. We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.


Behavior Problems Got You Down?

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Behavior Problems Got You Down? Have you been struggling
 with Johnny or Sally since the first day of school? Do you rack your brain trying to come up with some creative ways to turn their unacceptable behavior around?  Let’s face it, some kids will always get under your skin, but you’re the teacher, you’re tough and you can deal with it. 

Back to Basics: 3 Tried & True Place Value Games

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

And we’re back! We just finished our fifth week of school(!) and it looks different. It feels different. But it is SO good to be back in person, masks and all. It’s a tricky balance of remembering “how I used to teach in person” and “what worked during distance learning” and “how do I keep the curriculum rigorous, while planning for some students to inevitably be quarantined at some point and not miss instruction”. Luckily, here are some tried & true math lessons and activities that work well for the beginning of the year.


Open the Magic

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Celebrate reading and make it a lifelong love! Open the magic with your students this week!


How to Teach the Times Tables So ALL Students Can Succeed

By Vicky Leone of TBOTEMC

Teach the times tables with pictures so that your students will understand the concept of multiplication. Step-by-step directions on how to teach the multiplication facts are included.


Prevent Crime

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Read this short essay, and learn one way to prevent crime.

Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Using the Correct Geometry Term for Diamond!

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

This was a comment I received from a fourth grade teacher, “Would you believe on the state 4th grade math test this year, they would not accept “diamond” as an acceptable answer for a rhombus, but they did accept “kite”!!!!! Can you believe this? Since when is kite a shape name? Crazy.”


Underdog Stories – Books and Movies

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

Teacher your students about underdog stories where the kid who is less than perfect ends up succeeding at something by the end of the story. Good triumphs over evil and the weak become strong. Great lessons for today’s children.

Simple Steps to Organize Your Workday

By Charlene Tess of CharleneTess

Push the Reset Button


How to Teach Paragraph Writing Step By Step

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn easy tips to help your students learn to write quality paragraphs.


Latino Heritage Month is here!

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

The dates for Latino Heritage month are September 15th until October 15th. September 16th is on Mexico’s independence day. Here are some ideas to celebrate in your classroom.


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The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative – One Year Membership

Click the BUY NOW button above to purchase the $50  $40  annual membership to 
The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. 

The annual membership is currently on sale for $40.

You may use your PayPal account or PayPal’s credit card service.  

Whether you are just beginning at or a veteran seller, let the power of the group’s cross-promotions help you market your TpT products and take your TpT store to the next level…

There is only so much time in the day. Use the precious time that you do spend marketing your TpT products to its full potential as you work strategically with other members so that everyone will benefit.

Our Weekly Social Media Team members collaborate at Pinterest on a weekly basis and our TpT Sitewide Sale and Holiday Social Media Team collaborates before the TpT Sitewide Sales and holidays.  TBOTEMC Tailwind Tribe members are able to use the magic of Pinterest on a daily basis.  I will repin your TpT product pins to my 85,000+ Pinterest followers in addition to all of the members of the marketing team repinning your pins on their Pinterest boards.  

Members of TBOTEMC’s Teacher Talk write educational blog posts on their personal blogs. If you don’t have time to maintain a blog, use our TBOTE blogs or TBOTEMC WordPress blog.  Teacher Talk blog posts follow an 80% content/20% promotion guideline in which members write about a particular topic and then include a link to a TpT product to help readers implement the teaching ideas.  Each month, the Teacher Talk members’ blog posts are promoted on our five TBOTEMC blogs.  All of the blog links are also promoted on each members’ blogs, Teacher Talk Pinterest board, and TBOTEMC Facebook page.  At the end of the year, all of the Teacher Talk blog posts are listed in our “100+ Free Lessons & Teaching Ideas By Teacher Talk” eBook.  These Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in all of our holiday eBooks, on Pinterest and Facebook, and in our Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  Thus, through the power of cross-promotion, your one blog post will be promoted again and again long after you have written the initial blog post.

Members advertise a free product and a priced product in our free Back to School, Winter Holiday, Valentine’s Day, and End of the Year eBooks.  They also include the links to their TpT store, personal blog, and social media sites.  The eBooks are promoted on our five blogs, Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  More importantly, all of the holiday and Teacher Talk eBooks are promoted again in each new eBook. The time you spent to create one product page for our eBook will help you gain more followers to your social media sites and bring more potential buyers to your TpT store for years to come.    

TBOTEMC always has our THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates which are held during the TpT Sitewide Sales.  We also have other Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests like our $100 PayPal CA$H, Amazon gift cards, and other giveaways throughout the year.  TBOTEMC members who join this promotion may ask contest participants to follow their TpT store, personal blog, Pinterest board, Facebook page, or Instagram page; subscribe to their email list; or promote their free product or priced product at TpT. Members are then given the link so that the Rafflecopter Contest is displayed on their personal blogs.  TBOTEMC provides the $100 prizes and participating members promote the giveaways.   

Take our THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates and other prizes one step further and use it to build your personal email list.  Open a free Mail Chimp account.  Add a subscriber pop-up to your personal blog and entice potential buyers to subscribe to your email list so that they will be notified of the THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates and other Rafflecopter Giveaway Contests.  You will then be able to tell potential buyers on your growing email list to go to your personal blog and try to win our latest Rafflecopter Contests during the TpT Sitewide Sales and throughout the year.

Swap TpT products with other TBOTEMC members as you write endorsements for each other.  Partners may also exchange student samples and student photos of the TpT lessons used in the classrooms

Become Proofreading Partners as you help each other make corrections and suggestions to make your TpT products the best they can be.

Join our Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 marketing team and have your TpT products which are priced under $5 promoted on our five blogs, Pinterest boards, and Facebook page.

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There are now 12 TpT millionaires…
Perhaps the next millionaire may be you… 
Wishing you the best, Vicky
The success and growth of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative comes from our individual members working as one.   Have fun reading below how TBOTEMC has helped our members take their TpT sales to the next level. 

TBOTEMC provides a supportive environment for teachers to collaborate and share their resources.”   -Diana Novosad – Sunshine and Laughter By Deno

I am a proud supporter of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative which helps many teacher-authors throughout the world get their resources into the hands of the best teachers.”   -Landon Seigler – ESL Lifeline 

“Joining TBOTEMC was a great decision for me!  I have found a community of teacher-authors here who truly want to make a difference for teachers and kids, through our blogs, our collaboration, and through the products that we create.  We lift each other up!” -Retta London – Rainbow City Learning

“What an amazing group of TpT collaborators!  A yearly membership provides incredible value for any TpT author due to the available marketing opportunities!  Are you looking for ways to market your TpT products?  Email me at to learn more about this outstanding group of teachers!” -Laurie Fyke – Primarily Learning

The best part about TBOTEMC is collaborating with teachers and supporting each other on our TpT journey!  Interested in joining us? Mention Real Cool English when you sign up or email me at for more info!” -Donielle Sharma – Real Cool English

This is the one thing I did at the conference last year that made a difference in my store plus I met a lot of new friends. Even though I won’t be there this year, I suggest that those of you who are going take advantage of this.”
-Vicky – Scipi on TPT

“Vicky goes out of her way to make it easy and profitable to be a member of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC).   If you decide to join, you won’t be disappointed.” 
-Charlene Tess

“I appreciate the support Vicky!  Joining TBOTEMC was one of the best decisions I have made as a TPT author!  As a busy husband, father, and teacher, I needed a way to market my store.  This nailed it!”
IHMG Creations

I am grateful to the members of TBOTEMC for taking me by the hand and patiently helping me advance my TpT business with the ‘power of the group.’  I’m a social media sub-novice, and Charles Mirus and Victoria Leon have mentored me with such kindness in my first months with the group.”
-Sally Phillips
Teaching’s a Joy!

I like how everyone works together to help promote each other’s products in TBOTEMC.  It’s a community of educators supporting each other!” 
-Sally Hansen – Purposeful Plans

“I enjoyed collaborating with other members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) while attending the TpT Conference in Nashville this year.  I have known Vicky Leon since the early days of TpT.  She’s put together an effective marketing service for TpT Teacher Authors.  Working with other TpT teachers in TBOTEMC has really helped the sales in my store.  If you want to know more, email me at”
-Charlene Tess

“I joined TBOTEMC this year and it is AWESOME!  I am still exploring all of the ways I will be able to collaborate with this team  So far I have been able to utilize their Pinterest collaboration and their Facebook groups.  It is a great experience.  I am getting amazing results!  If I were you I would join now!  You won’t regret it.  Questions:
-Mickey’s Place

“I love being a member of TBOTEMC!  My store has grown from the marketing opportunities that this group has to offer!  I love the Weekly 5 Under 5, Featured Teacher and opportunity to contribute to group blogs!  Thank you so much, Vicky, for offering help and support to share my resources, learn from other teachers, and grow my TPT store!
-Anne Rozell
Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell

“I love being a member of TBOTEMC.  I get valuable support from other teacher-authors in the community and I have multiple opportunities to promote my store and products.  Thank you very much, Vicky!  You are amazing!”
Spatial Projects

“Being a member of TBOTEMC creates such a sense of community.  Every member is there for the purpose of working together to drive customers and increase sales.  Determination + Cooperation = Increased Sales!!!
A Teacher’s Teacher

This has been my first year as a member and it has been an amazing journey!  TpT sellers who would like to know more about TBOTEMC are welcome to send me an email at
-Asa Jomard
Sparking Children’s Thinkibility

“TBOTEMC is the best teacher and TPT support group available.  Email me at for more information.”
-Joy Billeaud
The Teacher down the Hall

“The sales and traffic to my store increased almost immediately after joining TBOTEMC.  Thank you so much to Victoria and the TBOTEMC community!”
-That Fun Reading Teacher

“I joined The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative about a year and a half ago on a whim.  I loved TpT from the start, but I needed some connections…something beyond the forums.  I got the membership on sale that day thinking I would try it out and just see how things go.  I never looked back.  Membership in this group has helped me break free of my comfort zones and take my store to the next level.  The group members are supportive, and Vicky is always available for individual help and guidance.  I feel like I have my own TpT personal trainer!  Although my original purpose for joining this group was to learn some serious marketing strategies, it has turned out to be so much more.  I now collaborate with teachers from all over the country!  Some of us even met in person in Vegas and Orlando.  Not only have I improved my TpT marketing, but I have also made friends for life!  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at  I can earn a referral credit if you join and mention my name (Monica) and store Fourth Grade Frenzy which is not required, but appreciated!” -Monica

“Since joining, I can say that this group has really made the HUGE TpT community feel smaller and more reachable.  There is so much shared marketing knowledge, so many dedicated marketing groups that you can join, and Vicky has been such a great help with any and all questions I have had.  I love being my own boss, but sometimes I can lose track of how to spend my time.  The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative has helped me focus the time I spend marketing, and keep my marketing goals on track.

“The best part of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative is the enthusiasm & innovative spirit of members, and the willingness to support each other.  I’ve connected with the most fabulous group of educators who are making me a better teacher and teacherpreneur! Vicky is amazing; she’s a bundle of energy and is always open to new ideas for growing our business.  I love that when a TBOTEMC member has a idea, she encourages them to run with it and to take the lead.  I can’t recommend this group enough! -Tried and True Teaching Tools

“TBOTEMC is a group of fabulous educators who help each other navigate the sometimes scary aspects of marketing our work!
-Kerry Tracy

“The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative where teachers CARE, SHARE, and PREPARE.” ~Connie 

The most important thing about TBOTEMC is the feeling that together we are more.  Not only is Vicky a marketing genius, but she also encourages others to implement cooperative strategies that move us forward as teacher authors.”

“I have joined TBOTEMC with just 7 products in my store.  In just 3 months, I have had at least one or more sales every day!  In the first month I made $28.  In the second month I made $187. April has ended and my earnings were $376!  Joining TBOTEMC was the best decision I have made.  Contact me at”
-Teaching Biilfizzcend

“Joining forces with TpT teachers from around the world through TBOTEMC has not only caused my earnings to more than double in a year’s time, but has given me the confidence to try new things, expand my marketing strategies, and build genuine relationships with fellow teacherprenuers.” -21st Century K

“What I Like Best About TBOTEMC:  I have learned so much since becoming a member of this group.  My products have gained more exposure, and this group helps me not to feel like such a “little fish” in the BIG TpT World!
-Teaching Where You’re Called

“The group dynamic is really great, and super supportive. I have learned so much from group members and it has been fun to share my knowledge with them. Since joining, my store sales, social media followers, and blog followers have increased by over 10% every month. I am so glad I joined!” -Mary

“The best part of joining TBOTEMC is to be able to collaborate with such a wonderful group of caring educators who are so willing to help each other.  I have been a member since the beginning of March and I’ve seen an increase in Pinterest, Facebook, and my TpT Store followers.  I have also learned a great deal about internet marketing.  Looking forward to the future and so happy that I joined this group.  The price is well worth it.” -Deann Marin

“When I started selling on TpT in May of 2013, until I joined TBOTEMC this August, my total sales were $3,157.45. That’s for 15 months. I joined TBOTEMC August 5th of this year, just 3 months ago. In those 3 months I’ve sold $9,014.46!!!” -Leah Popinski

“I started TpT in May of 2014 and decided to become a member of TBOTEMC on February 28, 2015. Prior to joining, I had never had a month in which I had at least one sale every day. However, in both March and April (today is only May 1st), I had at least one (and often multiple) sales every day! I am ecstatic – and this toward the end of the school year! I am so thankful for the advice, support, and community this group provides.”  – Ashley

“TBOTEMC offers  Collegiality Lessons Activities Student Success Seller Success
Because of TBOTEMC, I reached my $20,000.00 milestone on TpT much sooner than I expected. I first joined TBOTE to gain exposure for my TpT products and my blog – which, I’m thrilled to say, definitely happened. The Social Media Partners concept is a win-win for TpT sellers and is a marketing treasure. Victoria Leon goes out of her way to help her members to increase their selling potential.” ~Connie 

“I am at the beginning of an amazing journey! I recently joined TBOTEMC, and I am amazed at the opportunities in front of me. This cooperative group works together to achieve everyone’s success. I have only begun to use the extensive amount of resources available to me and can already note increases in followers and sales. Vicky is amazing and will support you in every way. You took a huge step when you became a seller at Teachers Pay Teachers. Join TBOTEMC and jump to the next level!” -Monica Fourth Grade Frenzy 

“The best part about TBOTEMC is Vicky herself. She is SO knowledgeable, enthusiastic and goes out of her way to help members. She truly embodies the value of collaboration.Through TBOTEMC, I’ve had more exposure to my blog & TpT store. It’s amazing to see what other TpT members are creating, teaching, and pinning! My Pinterest followers have grown due to TBOTEMC!” -Tried and True Teaching Tools

“I started selling at TpT in January of 2013 and, without much marketing, made steady progress and managed to reach the first milestone in October of 2014. After realizing the potential of this business, I decided that I MUST add marketing to my plan if I wanted to continue to rise in the marketplace to the next level. That is when I discovered Vicky’s product. With the guidance of this program, I have seen increases in all areas of my business and I have begun to enjoy the benefits of working with others for the common goal of increasing TpT awareness in the world marketplace. I highly recommend adding this to your own hard work and see where it can take you.” -Kathryn Garcia @ Made For Learning

“Since joining The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative, my sales have increased by 20%. I also think the collaborative boards are top notch in that only quality items are posted. As for other members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative, they are outstanding educators from whom you can learn from no matter how long you have been teaching.” -Vicky Scipi on TPT

“I am just a beginner at TBOTEMC (as well as TPT), but am so excited already. MY NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS HAS ALREADY GROWN! I have found Vicky so very helpful, putting up with my many questions and helping me get started. Pinning from other members helps your exposure, and the interaction with other members teaches you so much. The enthusiasm of another member, Julie Jackson, along with Vicky, has made me want to spend every minute this summer improving my store and growing with this new adventure.”  Thanks,  Laurie Carpenter

“I am so grateful for encountering TBOTEMC – The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative! While others ignored my request to join their collaborative Pinterest boards or unfollowed me – Vicky Leon was so kind to take me under her wing and act as a mentor and befriend a stranger. I have been fortunate to be part of an organization that provides a cooperative of many teachers who support each other. I am so grateful for TBOTEMC!” -TheBeezyTeacher

Dear Vicky,
I just wanted to share how TBOTEMC  is changing my life – I have attached my latest data. I did not post this to boast, only to show you the positive impact TBOTEMC is having on my success.  In the last eight months, I have made more than I make in a year teaching in the classroom.   I love teaching, but I love creating resources just as much! 
Feel free to use the data with others to help encourage others to join.
I am not sure thank you will ever be enough for how you and TpT have changed my life.  With you and TBOTEMC, I am doing things I only previous dreamed of doing.
I always loved creating educational resources, but I never dreamed I could have financial success as a teacher.  
Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!
-Educating Everyone 4 Life

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