As the home for millions of teacher experts, we’re excited to announce that we’ve graduated to a fresh look and a new name: TPT.
Becoming the place where educators thrive
TPT began in 2006 to address a need — the need for teachers to be able to share what they know with each other. Paul Edelman, our founder, met that need with an idea for a marketplace where teachers could buy, sell, and share the original educational resources they’ve created. Since then, this idea has bloomed into a movement that centers on the expertise of teachers and creates a community to elevate the profession.
The TPT marketplace remains a place where new ideas are born every day, where millions of teachers have each others’ backs, where educators can turn for solutions to their latest challenges. Today, it’s joined by TPT School Access, a subscription that teachers use to prepare engaging lessons, complement core curriculum, and meet each student’s unique needs. Across the marketplace and TPT School Access, TPT is the go-to platform for educators to access not just content, but also interactive learning tools and community. Our original name, Teachers Pay Teachers, didn’t represent everything we offer teachers now. Our new name encompasses all the ways teachers use us to thrive — so we are now officially TPT.
Powering the future of education
A lot has changed in education since we were first founded. In that time, teachers have faced increased pressure to meet evolving standards, integrate technology, and personalize learning, along with so much more. And through it all, teachers have continued to turn to TPT as a trustworthy source of inspiration and support. That’s why we’ve spent the last 16 years dreaming up new ways to help educators access the content, tools, and community they need to meet these changes head on.
- Need a last-minute activity? Turn to our ever growing catalog of standards-aligned resources.
- Want to access all TPT has to offer without paying out of pocket? Try district or school-funded subscriptions through TPT School Access.
- Need to address a challenging topic with your students? Tap into our highly engaged global community of educators and get inspiration from them on how they approach the subject.
Keeping teachers at the heart of our work
TPT will always be dedicated to connecting, inspiring, and supporting the members of our teacher community as they navigate an ever-changing education landscape. We aim to make it possible for any teacher to benefit from the wisdom and experience of other teachers, regardless of whether they’re a first-year teacher or a 20-year veteran.
Reintroducing ourselves to the class
As you might expect, a fresh look and new name means a few changes are in order. The first thing you’ll notice is our new logo, with our new official name: TPT. You’ll also notice our refreshed look, with new colors and visuals, on our website and in our communications from here on out. We’ve also made a few changes to the website to create an easier, more intuitive search experience.
Looking forward, TPT will continue to work to improve education and help educators thrive by using technology as a tool to unlock the wisdom and creativity of teachers around the world. We’re excited to keep growing right alongside educators.
In fact, we’re so excited, we wanted to celebrate it with you! We’re giving away gift bags of TPT-branded merchandise and a $50 TPT gift card to five lucky educators. To enter, simply submit this form by Dec. 31, 2022.