TPT in Miami

After Deanna Jump's debut on CNN and CBS This Morning (and if you didn't see it, click the link to each station), I received an email from a local reporter in Miami.  Christina Hernandez wanted to interview me about Teachers Pay Teachers and my thoughts on the site.

"Sure!" I responded, with a mix of pride and anxiety.

On Monday, she stopped by (with her camera guy) and they stayed for about an hour.  While the cameraman set up and scoped out spots for the perfect shot, she and I chatted a bit about my pregnancy.  I'm a soon-to-be first time mom and she just had her first.  We swapped stories and she gave great tid-bits of advice.  But I digress... 

As soon as the microphone was attached, my heart pounded.  With each question, my breath seemed to shorten lol.  I don't think I had ever been THIS nervous!

She asked me about TPT and how I got started.  My friend and colleague, Mor Zrihen from a Teacher's Treasure, got me in on it.  She suggested I share my ideas and make some residual income at the same time.  Shortly after I began blogging, I set up shop.  Since April, I've enjoyed the benefits of TPT and met some great virtual friends in the process.

When asked who my "favorites" were to buy from, I quickly shared.  "Of course, Mor from a Teacher's Treasure!  Michelle at The 3am Teacher, and Jennifer Runde from Runde's Room."

Although my shout out didn't make the final cut, I'd love to share the two and a half minute clip with you all.



  1. So cool! I love the way the part about teachers "cheating" was handled. I prefer to think of it as this giant virtual collaboration--we all do better when we work together. My lessons are so enriched because of TPT--good for you for your success!

  2. I live in SoFla, too, and saw you on TV! You did an amazing job!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. That is so awesome! I'm in Florida, but up North a bit from you. I saw Paul's shout out on the TPT newsletter. I am now your newest follower.
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    1. I'm following you now tooooo!

      Happy blogging!


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