SurthrivEDU exists to add value to teachers’ lives and student learning. It’s not my desire to hide content I deem valuable behind paywalls or with a publisher or platform where hardworking and underpaid teachers must pay for access before they can even assess the relative value of the content that has been built. And there is risk in that transaction. Maybe it’s a good idea, but it doesn’t work for you. Maybe it just did not deliver on the hype, promise, or your perception of what you were getting, and at that point you have been relieve of a bit of your hard earned money.

Instead, I offer a value for value proposition. If anything I share piques your interest, please take it, try it out and see if it holds the value you were predicting. If it doesn’t yield any value for you or your students, there was no transaction where you lost money on a promise that did not deliver. You can move on with your year, and use your hard-earned money for other things that add value to your life.

However, if you find that something I spent time building added value, there are some ways you can add value for my time and effort.

  • Share with others on social media
  • Along with sharing, give a testimonial of how it solved a problem or added value
  • Take my content, make improvements to it, then share those improvements with me at
  • If you would like to support my work financially, see below.

Support Network

If you find value in my content, but not at the point where offering support financially makes sense, there are other ways to show support and add value to the work I am doing. You can follow me on social media, share posts, and email colleagues you believe would value the content at SurthrivEDU.

Here’s where we can connect:

Financial Support

If you have found value in my content and are at the point where you would like to send me financial support, here are a couple of ways you can do that:

Support with $USD

I accept monetary support in $USD through a couple of different apps, Venmo and Strike. See the captions of the images below to find me on those apps.

Support with Crypto

As the world of finance is changing, more and more people and institutions are transacting in cryptocurrencies. That means that monetary value can be sent internationally quickly with very little cost, and with no remittance fees. If you are one who already interacts with cryptocurrencies, then you know what to do with the hash addresses below.

If you would like to learn more about interacting with crypto currencies as an educator, for now you can email me at and we can start a dialogue (I would love to pass on what I know to a fellow educator).