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New Product :: Anxiety Tab Book

I’m really excited to share this new product with you because teaching social-emotional skills doesn’t have to be difficult! With Tab Books, students’ drawings, writing, and graphic organizers come together to create a customized book they can be proud of and use a reference whenever they need reminders! Great on their own or as part of an Interactive Notebook, Tab Books are a tried and true way to get your students excited about learning! I have my students for 30 minutes sessions and they usually take 2-3 sessions to complete.

This book helps students learn anxiety triggers and coping skills.

The best part? Print and go. No fancy supplies or prep needed!

Anxiety Tab Book Anxiety Tab Book

I have lots of other tab books and am planning to add more in the future, so check back often for new ones! Any topics you’d like to see? Leave them in the comments!


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A Year of Giving :: August – Childhood Cancer Research

A Year of Giving


Have you ever had a thought that you first write off as crazy, but that it just keeps popping into your head and nagging you over and over again? So each time, you try to think of a million reasons why you shouldn’t do it, but the more you think about it, know that you should? Well, this is that for me.

In 2012, I opened my tiny little store on a mostly unknown website called TeachersPayTeachers selling activities and resources I had used in my school social work practice. My main purpose in doing so was to try to make life easier for social work, counselors, and special ed. teachers by giving them access to things I had made for my own practice. I honestly expected to sell maybe 1 item a month.

Fast forward 3 years and in a true “Little Engine that Could” type of story and I would have never imagined that I would sell over 17,000 games, activities, and lessons to people all over the country. Thinking about it truly makes my head spin.

Which brings me to today. I’m so thankful for everything TeachersPayTeachers has been able to provide to my family, from improving and efficiencizing (is that even a word?) the way I plan and work with students, to the amazing people I’ve met, and the extra income to allow my husband to stay home part-time with our 17-month old daughter. I truly believe we were each put on this Earth not to just exist, but to make a difference in the lives of others in whatever way we can.

So, beginning this month, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds from my store to a different charity each month. My original goal is to do this for a year, but I hope to be able to continue it even past that!! Thoughts such as “but you have a daughter to support,” and “what if your car really dies this time?” keep popping into my head, but I’m determined to not let them linger.

This month, it’s childhood cancer awareness month, so I wanted to donate to a childhood cancer charity. I don’t want to give the name because I didn’t ask them first, but I promise they’re a good one!! To date, they have raised more than $100 million and funded over 500 research projects towards the goal of putting an end to childhood cancer. They also fund nursing and psychosocial grants to improve the quality of life and care of children with cancer and their families. It’s pretty awesome!

So if you’re a school counselor, social worker, SLP, or special ed. teacher-type, I encourage you to help me support a great cause. You don’t have to type in a fancy code or anything. Just purchase any item in my store and I’ll automatically donate at the end of the month. And if you’re a TpT seller, I challenge you to join me in giving back!

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Sale :: Back to School Bonus Sale!

Bonus Back to School Sale


Well, here we are. If you haven’t started back at school yet, you probably will be in the next 2 weeks and no amount of denying it will make summer last any longer!

BUT! One thing that might make everything easier is not having to plan. I mean, who wants to spend their time flipping through outdated therapy books or scouring the depths of the internet trying to find activities for your groups to address social skills, emotional regulation, and school skills??

Right, yeah, me neither. Fortunately, if you missed out on TpT’s massive back to school sale a couple weeks ago, you’ve got one more day to grab as much as you can for an awesome discount! Think of it as a super productive shopping spree!! And less stress is good for your health!

All day today, enter the code “MORE15″ and get great stuff at a great discount! My store will show sale prices that reflect 20% off regular prices, and by entering the code, you’ll be able to earn an extra 10% off from TpT (for a total of 28%: 10% off a discounted price of 20% off = a total of 28% off the regular price).

Enjoy and have a wonderful school year!