May 14, 2017

Becoming a Teachers Pay Teachers Author

Who doesn’t love Teachers Pay Teachers?  There are not many teachers who can say that they do not love TPT, especially after buying or finding one of the many amazing products on the site.    The concept of TPT could not be any better; materials created by teachers for teachers.  I have found myself on TPT a lot over these first four years of teaching.  I have not, and probably should not, add up what I have spent because I know it would be a lot.  Throughout those years, I have also thought about creating my own products.  I first signed up to be a TPT seller over the summer.  But it took me awhile to be “brave” enough to post a product.  This past March, I posted my first two products and I have many more that I have been creating. 

Over this last month, I have had two big inspirations to create more products in my TPT store.  The first was the Teachers Pay Teachers Flock in Rochester, NY.  This was my first TPT conference!  It was such an informational, exciting, and enjoyable experience. I was able to meet so many kind and helpful fellow TPT authors.  I came out of this conference with so many ideas and countless tips & tricks.  One of those helpful tips was to sign up for Shelly Rees Focused Success Group.  I am just in the beginning steps of the course, but everything I have learned so far has been extremely helpful.  Her Facebook group has also allowed me to continue learning on how to expand my TPT store and helped me to connect with many great TPT authors!

I am taking it step by step and enjoying the process!  I hope one day that someone will download and find my products as useful as the countless products I have bought over the years.  I am excited to create resources for teachers by a teacher!

#TPT Flock 17!  I can not wait until next year's event! 

If you are interested in signing up for Shelly Rees' TPT Focussed Success Course, you can find it here on Teachers Pay Teachers!

May 7, 2017


Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! I am very excited to create my first post for my very own teaching blog - Ms Brittney In Elementary! My name is Brittney and I am currently an elementary English as a second language intervention teacher. Each day I see students in different groups from grades K-5. My school is in the great state of New Jersey, where I was also born and raised. This is currently my fourth year teaching and it is quickly winding down. Before I know it, summer will be here and I will be teaching in the summer learning program, writing curriculum, and prepping for the 17’-18’ school year!

During my first year of teaching, I discovered a few teacher blogs, Instagram (IG) accounts dedicated to teaching, and everyone’s favorite - Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT). It was so exciting to see all of these ideas and things that real teachers were creating and doing in classrooms and schools across the country; even the world! I told myself that one day I would also have each of those things to share my materials & products, thoughts, and ideas. I first created my teaching IG account last summer. Next, came my TPT selling account that is slowly, but surely, growing. Now, I can finally say that I have my own teaching blog - Ms Brittney In Elementary! Over the next month or so I will be adding to the, “About Me,” and, “My Classroom,” sections of my blog. In the meantime, I look forward to creating blog posts and sharing my teaching journey with you!

Stay up to date with my blog posts by following me on Bloglovin’ and my IG account: @msbrittneyinelementary! Direct links to each can be found at the top of my page!