My school is a consolidated school district that covers small, rural communities, and quiet farms. Some of my students travel long distances to school; others live right down the street.
My students are inquisitive scholars.
In a small school, students have the opportunity to try new skills without tremendous pressure. They multitask. They have big hearts and want to help others. They like to try new things.
My students are quixotic. They want to understand and influence the world around them, while at the same time staying close to home and the surroundings that make sense to them.
One of the most challenging aspects of being a teacher is creating review materials that are engaging and beneficial. I often feel as though I am re-inventing the wheel, particularly when I put together activities and projects for my students to use in reviewing for standardized tests like the ACT, PSAT, and SAT. To prepare for these tests, they usually need to review material taught in previous years by different teachers.
Often, the solution to my problems can be found at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Via this website, teachers from around the world make their materials available to other teachers. I love purchasing curriculum from this site because I know the material has been used and approved! With a $100 gift card, I can purchase a lot of curriculum!
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