When I first began to reach out to other teachers on Twitter I was somewhat hesitant to share, thinking that I had nothing of value to offer. The Teachers Give Teachers community has not only been a wealth of resources for me, but has also shown me that I do have something of value to contribute. It has been a source of feedback on lesson design/quality, a space to reach out to others when I encounter a problem, and most importantly a community that encourages and motivates me to create and share with others. With so much changing in education, and new tools being designed faster than I can learn about them, the existence of a sharing community for teachers is incredibly helpful.
Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
So I ask you, why are you not sharing your lessons?
Why are you still here? You don't like free stuff?
Get over to Twitter and check out Teachers Give Teachers (@TsGiveTs) and get your remix on!