10. Let's face it, unless you dedicate A LOT of time and effort into developing your products (which I wasn't), the profits are minimal at best.
9. Teachers spend so much of their own money for their classrooms- I would know. As part of this teaching community, it's my responsibility to help my colleagues.
8. I was scared and confused by Copyright. Purchasing fonts, searching for images labeled for reuse, creating my own...it's too much! I'd rather use fonts and images that are okay for noncommercial reuse and call it a day.
7. I like creating resources for my students, and I like sharing those- taking away the price tag makes sharing more accessible.
6. Ghandi once said: "be the change you want to see in the world!"
5. He also said think global, act local. If I want to see big changes in education, I have to be ready to walk the walk.
4. What's happening in my classroom is not a big state secret that you have to pay a few to access- come on in, world, and see what's cooking!
3. Not only do I love sharing, but I love when others share with me- if my move from paying to free inspires someone to share some of their resources- all the better!
2. I love getting great ideas from fellow teachers, and customizing them to my teaching needs. So here are my ideas, and I look forward to seeing others customizing, improving and modifying them to their own needs!
1. My PLN has transformed from talking to teachers in the staff room to chatting with colleagues around the world- nevertheless, I've always shared my resources with my PLN, and I don't want that to change. Sharing is my truth!