What I learned at the TPT Vegas 2015 Conference totally blew me away.
The Teachers Pay Teachers Premium Seller Conference in Las Vegas this week was Ahh-Mazing! My heads is still spinning from all the things that I learned, from little tips about how a Facebook business page works, ways to be more organized in all things teaching.Even with all the great knowledge I gained that wasn’t even the best part.
The best part was all the people I had the chance to meet. It was just such a great experience to be sitting in a room with 1200 other people as passionate about teaching as I am. There was just such an amazing air of collaboration and camaraderie in the room.
I must admit that I was quite nervous about attending the TPT conference this year. Generally speaking, I don’t love crowds, or Vegas, and I’m a bit of an introvert at heart. In fact when I did talk to others at the conference, so many other conference attenders said they had felt the same way. But everyone there was just so friendly, and willing to share ideas, I just couldn’t believe it. I even got to snap some pics with 2 of my heroes of TPT, Laura Candler, and Michelle of the 3am Teacher. It was serious fun.
Another thing that made it great, was how real everyone was. Every last one of the presenters clearly has a deep and profound love for what they do. In fact, so did the participants. I think, that was what drove the whole conference and made it so helpful and enjoyable.
Out of respect for the work of the TPT Conference presenters, I will not share what they said specifically. I did, however want to share with you a piece of advice that flowed through every presentation, and interaction I had with people at the conference.
This sentiment ran through all the sessions I attended, and is just great advice whether you are a TPT seller, classroom teacher, homeschooling parent, or anything else you can think of. The thread that ran through it all was to not be a fad follower, but teach the way you love, and create products you know reflect that great teaching you already do. Constantly chasing the wind in pursuit of what is hip now will only leave you frustrated. Do what reflects the best of who you are, and you will never be disappointed.
Have a great, relaxing, and fulfilling rest of the summer! Talk to you soon!
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