Who am I?

Sarah Allred is the Instructional Lead Teacher at Braxton Craven School, an all 6th grade middle school. She has 15 years of teaching experience at the middle school level. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education earned at the University of NC Greensboro, National Board Certification in Early Adolescent English Language Arts, and a Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology earned at East Carolina University. She has taught language arts, social studies, science, and technology. She serves her school in many leadership roles. Her passion is searching for new ways to use technology to improve student learning. Additional roles she fills are mother of two amazing kids, and wife of a police officer. She enjoys reading, gardening, and digital photography.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Teachers Pay Teachers

For several months now, I have been checking out the great instructional resources which can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com).  The site is a pretty ingenious idea.  Members can go there to search for and download/purchase all sorts of teacher made classroom materials.  I have found some excellent resources there, many of which are free or low cost.  The beauty of this idea is two-fold.  First it gives teachers a channel to collaborate and share materials.  Secondly it offers a way for teachers who create their own instructional materials to make some money on the side from their hard work.  Very cool, in the age when teachers in my state are the 48th lowest paid in the country!

So I have opened my own store on Teachers Pay Teachers.  I have posted several lesson materials, some free and some for a small fee.  My goal is to share the best of my work in hopes that other educators (and students) can benefit from it.

So here's my first "official commercial!"  Please visit my educational materials online store and follow me at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sarah-Allred. Help me spread the word that my work is out there for others to use.  You can also follow me on Twitter where I post links to instructional materials/tools.  @RockstarTchr

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