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Lesson Plans

Sharing is profitable

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 22:03:40 -0400

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Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 10:03 AM
Subject: Thought for thought

I am fortunate enough to work with two ladies who have been incredibly
helpful with my return to teaching after 20 years. They shared their lessons
with me and as I grew more confident I shared with them and have now made
booklets of my subjects that I use when I teach. These booklets are
compilations of books that I have read and researched for topics- there are
bibliographies at the end. I share these too with students who want them and
other teachers who share their ideas with me.
I have worked in places that sharing is akin to sinning and that makes no
sense to me. Knowledge is supposed to be shared. Everybody benefits. Other
teachers lessons are a great base for me but I have to adapt them to the way
I teach. Is this stealing?
I have several lessons that I feel are good enough to publish if I could
ever get off my butt to do so. More power to those that can. Ideas grow
better the more minds they are run through. We get our ideas from things
that inspire us. If we inspire others so much the better. That is our