Monday, June 29, 2015

Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meet Up In Review


On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be a part of the 1st Annual Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meet Up. I only started playing with the idea of really blogging and getting serious with my Teachers Pay Teachers store in April when I created my Instagram account. The event was publicized only shortly after so I like to think this was all meant to be because of the perfect timing!



The event was put together by the amazing Jasmine of Buzzing with Mrs. McClain and Kristi from Pelicans and Pipsqueaks. Our meet up was held at the Mayfair Lab School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Thanks to Jessica from Pride and Primary for hosting us!). From New Orleans, that's about an hour drive, so I packed up and hit the road early (Confession: It was the earliest I had woken up all summer!).

Teacher Tool Gift Exchange, Business Cards, and Starbucks--Ready to hit the road!
When I arrived at the school, I was so excited to meet so many people that I had been chatting with in Instagram in real life! Everyone was so welcoming and the room set up was amazing!

Loved our sunglasses theme! Perfect for a summer meet up.

We had two awesome presentations. One about blogging from Jessica from Pride and Primary and one about Teachers Pay Teachers by Mia from Putting Words in Your Mouth



In the blogging presentation, I found out about a bunch of linkys I want to join in on! I also learned that I should include some non-teaching anecdotes here as well. Maybe there will be some future posts on living in a small space without losing your sanity or decorating and DIYing on a budget.

In the Teachers Pay Teacher presentation I learned about sending products with artists' work to them, seller referrals, making freebies a smaller piece of a larger product, and the benefits of becoming a premium seller.

Such great information and discussion all around.

What would a meet up be without door prizes? I won this beautiful Vera Bradley bag. 


During our meet up, we also had some great grade-level cluster discussions. The K-2 group discussed homework, independent reading, behavior management, and more! It was so great to get everyone's perspectives on these topics.


We closed out the day with a Teacher Tool Exchange. I ended up getting this awesome gift bag from Anita from Nita Marie's Classroom Creations.

Starbucks, to-do lists, sticky notes, and push pins--essential Teacher Tools.

I cannot believe how fast the day went! We were able to grab a group picture before we left.


I also grabbed this picture with Kristi from Pelicans and Pipsqueaks. Kristi was the first person to find me on Instagram and identify me as a Lousiana Teacher Blogger. I'm so grateful to have connected with her and this group of wonderful ladies! Also, this picture is proof that I need selfie practice #thatsmyfingerinthepicture.

Look out for the Pelicans and Pipsqueaks blog launching soon!

I went home inspired, rejuvenated, and ready to really get going with this blog and my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I'm so excited to be getting a new look in July!

I also went home with some awesome swag!


It was such a great Saturday meeting amazing teachers from around the state. These ladies are an inspiration! I can't wait to do it again!

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20 comments:

  1. Great blog post! So glad it went well and those guest speakers are amazing! Thanks for sharing and welcome! Keep up the good work!

    ~Elizabeth
    First Grade Stripes

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  2. Loved reading your post! So glad to meet you and we HAVE to say connected. Until next year...!!!

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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    1. It was so fun! Thank you for all your hard work. And absolutely YES to staying in touch.

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  3. Your post is terrific. It was really great to meet you. I love your blog- it is absolutely beautiful! Hoping to touch base with you or meet up for coffee or something in NOLA! Please, stay in touch.

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    1. Thanks Philicia! So great to meet you. We absolutely have to stay in touch!

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  4. Great post! It was so nice to meet you! Remember to keep in touch!

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  5. It was great meeting you! You are so sweet!!! I adore your blog, so cute!!! I hope to see you again soon!

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    1. So great to meet you too! Thank you so much for the delicious cookies! We absolutely have to stay in touch.

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  6. First of all, YOUR BLOG IS ADORABLE! Sooo great getting to know you, Danielle!! Until we meet again, I'll be following :)

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    1. So great to meet you, Mia! Congratulations on all of your success and thanks for sharing all of your great tips. I look forward to keeping in touch and watching your awesome NOLA adventures!

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  7. So great to meet you!!! Loved reading your post and we must get together again soon!!

    Jessica

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    1. It was awesome to meet you in real life, Jessica! Can't wait to hang out again!

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  8. It was wonderful meeting you! You have a beautiful blog.
    Missy Kennedy
    The Kennedy Korral

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    1. So great to meet you, Missy. I hope you had an amazing time in Vegas!

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  9. Your blog article was spot-on! Loved it and can't wait to see you again.
    Michelle Lenahan:)

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    1. It was great to meet you, Michelle. I hope we all stay connected and keep sharing amazing information!

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  10. Howdy neighbor,
    Wasn't Saturday an awesome day?!?!? I am glad to be able to blog hop and see all of these really cute blogs. I don't do selfies well either so don't feel bad. ;)

    I should have followed you there and not taken the scenic route that I took.Next time. Hope that I can see you at edcampNOLA on 10/10 so that we can connect with more Louisiana Educators.

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    1. It was such a great day! I am so bummed that I will be out of town the weekend of the edcamp. You have to keep me updated on future events and I will be there!

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