One of the themes I have found myself writing about is that teachers should be writing books.
Fiction books, non-fiction, or both. It doesn’t matter. Write books.
Teachers that I have talked with get stuck in various steps of the process, from “I don’t have an idea!” to “I am working on it” with nothing to show for it.
But this week I am experiencing one of the benefits of having published several books. A friend of mine does very in Teachers pay Teachers and she is doing a free giveaway of lessons based on the Kevin book series.
When teachers write lessons plans based on your work, that’s a milestone. To me it’s a big one.
As a teacher you spend most of your working hours writing lessons based on other people’s work. Having someone else write lessons based on your work is an experience that I want my readers, you, to experience.
In a time when teachers are under attack from politicians, and the media writing your own books is a step toward choosing yourself and getting yourself out from underneath that pressure that hopefully someone in a position above will finally appreciate you for all the work you do.
Even if you don’t make enough to leave your job being introduced to your students as an author is worth it. Trust me on this.
If you need any help with any step along the way in creating your book please contact me on my Indie Book Design page. I think sometimes just having someone to connect with can help.
Check out my original posts about why teachers should write books.