Thursday, March 7, 2013

Does Randi Want to Steal Your Lessons?

The site’s basic content is free, and always will be, and you can be 100 percent certain that your e-mail address and personal information is safe and will never be sold.--- Weingarten on Share My Lesson

Randi does not guarantee that your donated lessons will not be sold or used in some commercial venture. And with teachers being put in a dog eat dog world, even the UFT/AFT used to predict that teachers might be less likely to help others - why would a vet assist a new teacher making half the salary succeed knowing full well she was training the person who would push her out?

My initial instinct always has been to share everything with everyone. But we are in a market-driven world which the AFT/UFT has also signed on to. So here Randi is inviting you to share your intellectual property for free. And mote the usual push for the Common Core.
“My only wish is that I had Share My Lesson sooner.” 
Everywhere I go, teachers, classroom paraprofessionals and other educators are telling me how helpful Share My Lesson is and how it’s helping them and their students find the resources they need. And it’s no wonder:
  • Already, close to 200,000 U.S. educators have subscribed to the site, making it the fastest-growing online learning community for those working with students.
  • More than 260,000 K-12 classroom resources have been uploaded to the site, tagged by content area and grade level for easy searching.
  • A growing Common Core State Standards Information Center points teachers to useful resources that model approaches for teaching to the new standards.
  • More than 1.5 million resources have been downloaded, the average user taking 10 on each visit.
I want to personally invite you to sign up for Share My Lesson and take advantage of this incredible resource. 

The site’s basic content is free, and always will be, and you can be 100 percent certain that your e-mail address and personal information is safe and will never be sold. Once you sign up, within minutes you’ll receive an activation e-mail. Follow the instructions in that e-mail, and you’re all set. Hundreds of thousands of resources developed by colleagues will now be at your fingertips.
You asked your union to actively support you in your daily efforts to make a difference for students. Here it is—Share My Lesson, a concrete example of solution-driven unionism. Hundreds of teachers have had a hand in developing Share My Lesson, and we look forward to your participation as well. Please sign up and share this message with a friend.

In solidarity,
Randi Weingarten

AFT President

1 comment:

  1. it is sad but when I left, I left not one lesson or test behind. Older teachers were always being put down and I just didn't want to help the ones being groomed to take my place. This wasn't true even 5 years ago when I shared all my materials freely. I also became the teacher I because of the help I got from senior teachers.

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