Thursday, April 25, 2013
TpT Debate, New Product & FLASH Freebie!!!
So, there's been a lot of fodder out there this week about Teachers Pay Teachers. Apparently, there are those who believe that teachers do not actually OWN the rights to the products they make, and should give the profits (or portion) to their school districts. This is all based on the theory that "most" (whoever came up with that, I'll never know) teachers use school computers or school-bought technology to create products and that much of it is being made during "tax payer supported working hours".
Rumor has it that one school district has even made a motion to restrict their teachers from selling on TpT.
First of all, I do not know ANY teacher that creates products on school time or with school resources. It's all done at home, on his or her own time, and with software and products purchased with personal funds. Making products for TpT is labor intensive and time consuming.... and most of us do it because a) we love teaching, sharing and collaborating...and b) to add a few dollars to the bank.
Plus, WHO on earth has time to make stuff while at school?? I barely have time to run to the bathroom on most days!
I'm sure there ARE those that break the rules, but really?? I just think this is an ignorant perspective, and I just keep reading about it. I wish I could find the articles & share them with you, but I've searched for a while now, and my leads come up dead.
Anyway, what do YOU think?? Should teachers share their profits because we are in a career that is supported by tax payer dollars? I'd love to hear your opinions on this whole thing because, truly, I'm bumfuzzled that ANYONE actually came up with this thought.
~~~ Moving on...kinda... in my support of TpT and the free enterprise system, I wanted to share my latest product with you AND give it away for the next two hours... ('til 11:00 Eastern).
We've been working on hineys off learning about number patterns. My firsties have mastered the number patterns that they are familiar with, like counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's forward from the beginning of the number line. BUT, start counting at like 23 and count by 2's, and they are LOST. So, we use this strategy....
Here are some previews of what's included in the pack...
So, there you have it ! I hope you like it :) Oh, and for the record... I didn't make this at school, on school time, or with school resources. haha :)
Head on over & grab it for free. Just click <HERE>! If you like it, I'd love your positive feedback!
Ok, friends, I'm off to try & write some lesson plans for next week. It's the BIG test for us first graders, so the schedule is all wonky, but we're gonna ROCK IT.. I just know it !!
Hope you're having a great week, and just think, you're just hours away from FRIDAY!! Yippee!