Are you a teacher? Ever need help formulating a lesson? Want to make some extra money?
If so, here's a site you may find interesting: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com
Of you're familiar with eBay, you'll get the concept. Lessons are posted for sale. Organized by subject matter and grade level, teachers from all locations can buy and sell lessons from each other. And each lesson can be rated by the purchaser.
A little different from eBay, there's a membership fee to join the site, then a modest fee for each lesson. Lesson fees are set by the author.
Jerry Caveglia, a retired 32-year teaching veteran from the San Francisco area, said he hates to see years of his original lessons go to waste. So he has posted 11 items, from a free list of excellent novels to a $10 unit on American studies.
"It's hard for new teachers to know where to turn," he said. "This way, you can go online, get the material and look like a star without anybody knowing where you got it from."
It's an interesting concept.
What do you think? Can this model be extended to other professions?