The life of a teacher is a difficult one. Many people think that they have it easy — school ends at three, they have the whole summer off, and who can beat that for a job? What the people who think this way do not take into consideration is that the teacher, leaving the school at three, then has a stack of homework to grade and tests to score and lessons to plan. The lessons that a teacher plans for their classes every week has to not only cover the material that the school requires but ideally engages the children in the classroom and keeps their attention.
For those teachers who would like to have lesson plans that make a difference but have a difficult time with it, there is a website where teachers can upload their successful lesson plans and sell them to other teachers. In the case of one kindergarten teacher in Georgia, she made off with good money as a result of her popular lesson plans — over one million dollars at this point.
Browsing through her online store, you can see that she has a variety of subjects including the standards — reading, writing, and arithmetic. I can imagine that having lesson plans available can be a lifesaver for times when a teacher overbooks their schedule and realizes that they have nothing for the following week.
The money this teacher has made came from selling one hundred and sixty-one thousand copies of her units, having created ninety-three different units. In a world where teachers are often underpaid, giving teachers the opportunity to earn an extra income is a fantastic thing. Moreover, giving teachers an opportunity to browse and purchase lesson plans online means that it is not necessary for every teacher to be able to come up with the best lesson plans and so they can focus their energies on the other aspects of teaching that are important.
I believe that much good can come from sites like these. I am also quite impressed that in the course of making money from selling lesson plans, even the teachers that are doing well for themselves have not radically changed the way they live — still driving Kias, not Lexus SUVs.