I’m toying with the idea of using the website TeachersPayTeachers.com to inspire learning in my school.
Within the past few weeks, there have been many articles published on the success of Teachers Pay Teachers.  As a teacher, I came across the website many times while looking for ideas for my classroom.   I never could justify spending money on a lesson, but apparently others do.  To date, the site has processed over $7,000,000 in sales.  Most of that money goes directly to the teachers that produce the content.

I’d like teachers in my school to start using the site to sell their lessons.  If this were to happen, I believe, it would increase student achievement at my school.

Bad lessons don’t sell.  Not that any of my teachers create bad lessons, but there is always room to grow.  With the extra incentive of possibly earning revenue, teachers would put a little more effort into making original and content specific lessons.

Not only would money motivate, but if teachers have an audience outside of their students and administration, they might spend more time to perfect their product.
I know that it isn’t a guaranteed thing, but I think that it would challenge our teachers to spend more time in the planning stages of teaching, and possibly earn them extra income.

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