Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Magic of Collaboration

I am so lucky to be a part of a team that includes very different, but very helpful people. We all have a different way of teaching, but we also appreciate what others do. This combination creates an amazing work environment and gives students the best of what we all have to offer.

I have been thinking about how much we share in the lens of the additional licenses on Teachers pay Teachers. I do like getting the extra money from the additional licenses, but is it was is best for teachers and students? If one of the other fourth grade teachers found something amazing, would I really go back and pay for the additional license? Or maybe I just wouldn't use it because I didn't want to be unethical, but I didn't want to (or couldn't) pay for the resource... Plus, I am sure there are tons of teachers who just share because they don't know about the additional licenses.

This has been spinning in my head for a while, and I think I have come up with a solution. I am going to make all of my products available to all of the teachers at one school for the price of one license. I think I am allowed to do this since I own the copyright. If it turns out I am not allowed to do it, I will change it.

I believe that sharing resources makes all of us better teachers. Plus, I don't think that this will cost me sales. In fact, I think it will increase my sales. More people knowing about what I do can only be a good thing. I have tons of products available (and I am always adding more) so people will always have something more they want or need.

What do you think? What is your experience with sharing resources at school? What have been your experiences with selling extra licenses?

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