Let's tackle whatever the school year holds TOGETHER!
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Sound Familiar Super Teacher?
Imagine if you could feel like this instead:
"Friend from across cyber space, you are like my Fairy Godmother! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ve spent hours on TpT but this brought it all together! Thanks so much. I’m not going to cry today, I’m going to do this!!!"
Nectaria // Classroom Teacher
Hi! I'm Katie,
and I want to be your Betsy.
a.k.a. i want to be a super teacher
a.k.a. your virtual betsy
If you're a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom teacher who wants to save yourself time, stress, and get support when you need it most, you're in the right place.
I have fourteen years of classroom teaching experience in grades 2-3, and am passionate about helping teachers engage every learner and personalize instruction.
My specialties are providing choice within structure, creating engaging advanced options for high-flying students, and using workshop models and conferencing to meet the needs of every learner.
I am hoping to be your virtual Betsy throughout the next school year and beyond.
I'm so excited about the possibility of rocking the school year TOGETHER!
Want to know more? Read on Super Teacher.
So, let me explain.
During my first year of teaching I was an intern, which basically means I skipped student teaching and went straight to the classroom.
The catch was, interns were paid half salary, but we also were assigned a facilitator whose job was solely to help us.
Was Betsy's mentorship worth half my salary? As a 21 year old with minimal bills, absolutely!
She created a folder of teaching items for us every month, but didn't pressure us to use them.
She gifted us teaching presents every month (Cute stationary, stopwatch, Flair pens, teacher heaven!)
She knew all the right things to say at exactly the right times, could defuse any angry parent, and could take care of a 5th grader with a pocket knife like nobody's business.
Can I come to your room and drag out a screaming, knife-wielding 10 year old?
But, I know I can help. And it's my top priority from now until your next summer break and beyond to make sure I'm there to make your teaching life easier, save you stress, and give you more time for yourself.
I know how overwhelming and isolating teaching can be, even if you have a great team. How often do you just want to turn to an adult and say, "Did you hear what that kiddo just said?"
I know how heavy that bag you carry to your car every night can feel.
I know how Sundays can start out all fancy free, and then at 7pm you feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest.
I know how you'll drag yourself in to work when you're at death's doorstep, just because sub plans are more effort than they're worth.
I know that the materials and support I can provide within the membership can make a real difference in your day-to-day teacher life.
If you want a virtual Betsy, then sign up for the waitlist, let me do the stressing, and keep an eye on your inbox. You'll be the first to know when the doors open.
Why a Membership?
With homework menus & printables, digital math games, math challenges, literacy centers, math centers, and monthly bonus printables, there is something for every 2nd or 3rd grade teacher in the membership. Plus, more resources will continue to be added based on member requests.
What you need most is what comes next!
You can access the membership materials from any device, at your convenience, on an independent site accessible in any school district.
Get what you need to teach right at your fingertips.
Join our members only "Super Teachers' Lounge" community and connect with Super Teachers just like you. If you're a straight-talking teacher with a flair for fun, you're in the right place!
Learn, share, leave feedback, and make requests for future updates you need to make your teaching life easier.
Unlike a course, the membership is never "done." Materials will consistently be added based on your requests as well as the immediate needs you have during this highly unusual school year and beyond.
You will always have the current and upcoming month's modules available to meet your needs if you like to plan ahead, or if you need to grab and go TODAY!
Plus, with a membership you have the flexibility to choose between monthly and yearly pricing options. No down payment required.
You can have access to sanity-saving teaching materials and support for less than a team Starbucks run before faculty meeting!
Join us and get a jump-start on every school month with access to:
Let's get our year of Super Teaching started. Head here to say hello, leave feedback, and access our private Super Teacher community forum.
Grab one of the reading and writing workshop bulletin board kits or the classroom library organization pack from this month's module and do some printing/laminating/cutting while Netflixing with your favorite beverage. In the mood to plan? Look for a brand new Trello resource to start virtually jotting down your thoughts for next year. Need a break? You can choose to pause your membership this month. Just reply to one of my weekly emails and I'll take care of the rest.
Take some of that worry out of Back to School with these August resources!
The August module includes an editable Back to School Night presentation, Classroom Scavenger Hunt, and a Meet the Teacher Ready, Set, Show game along with the August homework menu + printables, animal-themed Math Challenges & Brainteasers, and August literacy and math centers.
Set the foundation for your school year with a solid management plan, and super back to school math, writing, and reading.
Downloads include: September homework, Back to School Math Challenges and Brainteasers, "Ready, Set, Show!" Addition, Subtraction, Place Value and Expanded Form.
Every month, members will get at least 2 bonus items. Bonuses currently include monthly challenges (with PRIZES!) and a pre-filled Trello board to virtually plan out every school month.
This growing library of editable templates includes: Name Art (in person & virtual), Top 10 Lists for team building and student spotlights, virtual three ring binders for organizing student work, Google Slides for virtual word work and story retelling, and more!
Replays of our monthly Facebook Live kickoffs as well as a growing library of mini-masterclasses are available in the Videos module.
Have a request for a mini-masterclass? What you need most is what comes next!
Access our members only community to ask questions, share, leave feedback, and make requests for future membership updates.
Plus, every month a new seasonal resource module will be added:
Let's plan for parent conferences, report cards, centers (you can do it!), and the first big holiday of the school year.
Downloads include: October homework, October Math Challenges and Brainteasers, Halloween "Ready, Set, Show!" Addition, Subtraction, Addition & Subtraction combo, and Multiplication. Plus some fun seasonal bonuses!
Just a few weeks until a holiday Super Teacher! We'll get you to that fourth Thursday in November (and beyond) with simple activities that will save you some sanity.
With seasonal printables, games, and calm classroom traditions, we'll make it to the new year before you know it.
Whatever is in store for the new year, we'll work through it together and welcome our kiddos back from break with classroom routines that will set the foundation for the remainder of the school year.
Hearts, flowers, and the easiest class party of the year! You'll be ready to tackle the month with February homework printables, math challenges, and digital math fact activities with Oscars, Groundhog Day, and Valentine's Day themes.
Download printables and digital games with leprechaun, rainbow, and horseshoe themes and have a place to turn during this uncertain standardized testing season. Spring Break is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
Get a head start on April with homework, digital math games, and math challenges with spring and Easter themes.
You're so close to summer Super Teacher! This month you'll have access to May homework, end of the year math challenges & brainteasers, plus summer Ready, Set, Show games. Need something fun to keep the kiddos' attention during this crazy time? The Wonka Week items included this month will do the trick!
Not quite to break yet? You'll have access to fun review activities, camping math challenges & brainteasers, plus some fun extra ideas and ready-made activities for those final weeks. Done with the school year? Come participate in our summer challenge (prizes too!), plus submit requests for what you need most for the 2022-2023 year. You relax and I'll do the work.
You'll have these downloadable items at your fingertips in every monthly module:
Differentiate through choice with a monthly homework menu, grading options, editable menu, and 30+ corresponding printables. Use as your homework system, or edit the menu and use the printables for centers, mini-lessons, or fast finishers.
Simply project & play with these "Ready, Set, Show!" paperless math games. Perfect for in-person or virtual learning, these PowerPoint math games are ready to use in seconds. Student versions in Google Slides are also available for independent practice.
Created to challenge advanced 2nd and 3rd grade mathematicians, these seasonal sets of math challenges include printable and digital options and are perfect for math contracts, fast finishers, or homework for your high fliers. Use them for whole class number talks or partner problem solving too.
But, that's not all!
You'll also get:
- At least 2 literacy centers + student-friendly instruction page
- At least 1 math center + student-friendly instruction page
- A FUN monthly challenge (with PRIZES)
- At least one other surprise bonus to cure those Sunday night blues
Every single month!
Plus, there's more to come:
We are adding pre-filled Trello boards to every monthly resource module, so you can virtually plan for every month of the year. The Trello boards also include links to 10+ seasonal freebies that are actually worth downloading
We are also adding monthly Facebook Live Kickoffs with resource overviews, and mini-masterclasses based on member requests.
What you need most is what comes next!
Let's Tackle the Year TOGETHER Super Teacher!
Join the waitlist for a YEAR of Super Teaching Membership and you'll be the first to know when the doors open.
Have questions? Check your inbox after joining the waitlist and reply to my email. I'd love to know what you need. Let me do the stressing so you don't have to!
Sign up for the waitlist here:
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get as a member?
As a member you will have immediate access to these modules:
- Welcome! Start Here
- Current month of teaching resources
- Next month of teaching resources
- Bonuses (includes the monthly challenge)
Each of the monthly resource modules includes: a monthly homework menu, editable menu, and 30+ corresponding printables, a set of 25 monthly math challenges, at least 4 paperless math games, at least 2 literacy centers + student-friendly instruction pages, at least 1 math center + student- friendly instruction page, a curated list of free downloads for the month, plus a bonus challenge and at least 1 bonus surprise during the month.
New monthly modules will be added on the first day of the following month. For example, in September you will have access to September and October resource modules. On October 1st, the November module will be added.
In addition to the teaching resources in the monthly modules you'll receive each month, the Super Teacher Community is the place to be to ask for advice, make requests for future membership resources or features, or ask for ideas from fellow Super Teachers just like you.
When can I join?
The membership is typically open for the month of August and for a week at the end of December/beginning of January. Join the waitlist and you'll be the first to know when doors open again.
Will I be able to access these resources on my school computer?
The Super Teacher Membership is housed on an independent website, not Teachers Pay Teachers, YouTube, Facebook, or other sites commonly blocked by district filters. So, you should be able to login to your membership anywhere (including your school).
If you are having problems logging in, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to one of our members-only emails that you will receive every Sunday.
What program(s) do I need to view/download the membership content?
Product downloads consist of PDF documents and editable PowerPoints. You will need to have access to PowerPoint to be able to use the editable templates.
The digital/distance learning resources are in PowerPoint and Google Slides formats.
Videos are housed independently on the Super Teacher Membership site, so you will not need to use another program to access them. You will be able to view these directly on the site.
Can I upgrade to a yearly plan later if I sign up for the monthly plan now?
If you would like to upgrade to the yearly option, you can receive a prorated discount based on the amount you've previously paid. Just let Katie know.
What happens if I need to cancel?
If the membership is not a good fit for you, you have the ability to cancel your membership subscription in the "My Account" area of your dashboard with two clicks. No hoops needed.
However, if you cancel, and then want to join again in the future, you will need to re-enroll at future member pricing.
If you cancel within the 30 day guarantee window, you will be issued a refund for your payment and will no longer have access to the site after that refund is initiated.
If you cancel after the 30 day guarantee window, you will have access to the membership site until the last day of your billing cycle.
Can I preview the resources before I join?
You can preview the resources in each monthly module here. Just choose the module you'd like to preview, and click on the yellow and/or black PREVIEW buttons to preview each resource.
How many product downloads do I get each month?
In every monthly module (August-May) members will be able to download:
- A monthly homework menu, 30+ corresponding printables, and an editable menu
- A set of seasonal Math Challenges (25+ printables)
- At least 4 Ready, Set, Show! PowerPoint/Google Slides math games
- Two or more literacy center activities + student-friendly instruction pages
- One or more math center activities + student-friendly instruction pages
Plus, new resources will be added based on member requests.
In addition to downloadable products, members will also have access to a number of editable templates (schedule/subject slides, virtual word sorts, math contracts, homework grading bookmarks, bulletin board letters, centers grading) that can be personalized, downloaded, and printed.
Can I purchase the downloadable products separately?
The homework menu packs, digital math games, and math challenges can be purchased separately at the I Want to be a Super Teacher blog and TpT stores. However, the editable templates, differentiated math challenge mini-packs, Members Only Facebook group, monthly Facebook Lives, Mini-Masterclasses, Make & Takes, and Trello boards are only available in the membership. Any additional products added to the membership through member requests will be exclusive for members upon their initial release.
When will my membership renew?
Depending on your chosen payment plan, your membership will renew monthly or yearly based on the original date of purchase. If you choose to pay yearly, you will receive at least one courtesy reminder 30 days before your next payment.
Have another question? Contact Katie here.
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