1. How long have you been on Teachers Pay Teachers? What made you decide to be a part of it?
I discovered Teachers Pay Teachers by accident one day about two years ago. I was just surfing the web for teaching ideas and came across it. I decided to post a few items as an experiment.
2. When did you know that you wanted to be in education?
I cannot remember not wanting to be a teacher. At first, it was a chance to be bossy toward my younger sister and cousins. Now, it is an opportunity to make a positive impact on my students.
3. How are you currently involved in education?
I am a reading teacher and English teacher in a high school. I work with grades 9 - 12 teaching core English classes and English academic intervention classes that focus on skill improvement.
4. What would be your advice to people who are considering joining Teachers Pay Teachers?
Take some time to learn from others by reading the blogs and looking at the products of successful sellers. I have learned so much from the TPT community.
5. What has been a highlight, thus far, about being on Teachers Pay Teachers?
The highlight thus far was receiving some really positive feedback from buyers/fellow teachers.
6. What is something fun about you that other teachers don’t know?
I am a former collegiate rugby player.
7. Do you participate in education outside of the classroom? In what type of role?
I write for Teach Hub and am involved with the National Writing Project.
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I would love to dive head first into professional writing.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
I could never work in a situation where I sit at a desk for long periods of time. I have to move. I teach on my feet all day long.
10. Who is your favorite author? Favorite educational author? And why?
My favorite author... that's not fair, there are so many. I do love John Steinbeck because he is a fabulous story teller and loved to write about the underdogs of the world. Right now my favorite educational author is Kelly Gallagher because what he writes makes sense. I also admire that, even in the wake of his fame and popularity, he remains grounded in his classroom.
Stephanie Patten Wrobleski
Stephanie's Prized Products
I aimed to create a teacher and student friendly resource for the popular Shakespeare play. I have incorporated journalism writing tasks and rubrics for each act. Students have fun and learn.
This easy to use resource makes teaching the parts of speech a little easier. It is designed to offer varied levels of scaffolding so teachers can decide how much help to give students.