Monday, February 23, 2015

Teachers are Heroes (Sale and Giveaway)

We all have that one special teacher that made a difference in our lives. Someone who believed in us when we didn't believe in ourselves. Someone who had a key role in shaping who we are today. If you could talk to that teacher today what would you say?

In high school, I was an average student that struggled. I had to work really hard to earn my grades. In ninth grade, I was fortunate to be placed into Coach Riddle's Geography class. He made learning geography fun! His stories made learning interesting and the class discussions were insightful with the right amount of humor. In fact, I find myself talking about some of those discussions while I teach my students today. Most importantly, he made me believe in myself as a student. At the end of the year, he gave me the opportunity to take AP History the next school year. Something I thought I could never do. I never had a teacher believe in my ability to learn like that before. It felt great to have someone think that I was smart enough to handle that responsibility.  So, I jumped at the chance and earned that AP credit.

As a teacher, I often think about how I impact my students. I have been teaching for twelve years. I've had the privilege of teaching twelve bright groups of students. Each year, they have taught me so many important things and helped me grow into the teacher I am today. I just hope that I have been the type of teacher that makes a difference in their lives like they have mine.

In honor of all teacher heroes, like Coach Riddle, TeacherspayTeachers in having a site-wide sale February 25th. All of the items in my store will be 20% off. Use the promo code HEROES to receive an extra 8% off your total purchase. Thank you, teachers for being heroes to your students!

As if this sale isn't awesome enough, The teachers from The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs (TBOTEMC) are having a giveaway! You can register for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards! Click here to register for this awesome giveaway!

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