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Do you have questions about the books, materials, and workshops on Teaching Resources? Here you'll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about my site and my resources.


Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How are your products different from your File Cabinet resources?

The materials in the File Cabinet are a random collection of free printables from my classroom, most of which do not have directions. My products are digital ebooks that you purchase and download. The activities are fully explained with all blackline masters needed to implement the activities. Furthermore, most of the lessons and printables in my products have been field-tested by dozens of teachers around the world.

How can I get the files in Word format so that I can modify them?

Most of these files are not available in a format that you can modify. They were created in Microsoft Publisher and have been converted to PDF format so that everyone can view and print them. In the past, when I tried to make Publisher files available, I received emails from people who wanted to know why they couldn't view the files. Also, Publisher files are huge and take up more storage space on the site. Because this practice seemed to cause more problems than it solved, I've decided to limit my sharing to PDF versions of documents.

I'm looking for one of your free printables. How can I find it?

You can use the menus at the top of the page or use the search engine in the green box. Just type your topic into the search engine and it will search the File Cabinet and Strategies sections. You might also find it on Laura's Best Freebies, a private page you can only access by signing up for Candler's Classroom Connections, my free newsletter.

I’m a newsletter subscriber. Why can’t I find the page that has the free items
promised to subscribers?

Those items are not available to the public. In order to get to these exclusive free books, you have to follow a link from one of the newsletters and bookmark that page on your site. You can also visit the newsletter sign up page to find out how to gain access.

I love your products and would like my whole school to use them. Is it okay to send the files to other teachers?

My digital products are copyrighted just like print books, and the purchase of an individual product restricts its use to a single classroom. Sharing the files is a violation of intellectual property rights. So if you want to share the materials with other teachers, please check out the site license options. Thanks for understanding.

How did you get your website business started?

Check out the About page to discover the answer to that question! It was a long but exciting process, and I've enjoyed every bit of the journey!

Who are the students in the photos?

The children pictured on my site are my own students. I was a classroom teacher for 30 years, and those are real 4th or 5th graders engaged in the activities described on my site. And, yes, I do have signed permission forms from each child’s parents! :-) They were happy to participate in this project.




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