How a Teacher Made $1 Million Selling Lesson Plans - Businessweek

How a Teacher Made $1 Million Selling Lesson Plans - Businessweek

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Deanna Jump is not a trust fund baby. She never married into money and she has never won the lottery. But in the past year-and-a-half, the 43-year-old kindergarten teacher in Warner Robins, Ga., has earned more than $1 million. Her unlikely strategy: selling catchy kindergarten lesson plans to other teachers.

Jump is just one of some 15,000 teachers currently marketing their original classroom materials through the online marketplace, TeachersPayTeachers (TPT). Since signing on to the site, she has created 93 separate teaching units and sold 161,000 copies for about $8 a pop. “My units usually cover about two weeks’ worth of material,” she says. “So if you want to teach about dinosaurs, you’d buy my dinosaur unit, and it has everything you need from language arts, math, science experiments, and a list of books you can use as resources. So once you print out the unit, you just have to add a few books to read aloud to your class, and everything else is there, ready to go for you.”

To be fair, no one else on TPT has been as wildly successful as Jump, but at least two other teachers have earned $300,000, and 23 others have earned over $100,000, according to site founder Paul Edelman. “Of the 15,000 teachers who are contributing, about 10,000 make money in any given quarter,” he adds.
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mnvikings11
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I will have to tell this to some of our school teachers here, it's a hard time in the boonies making extra money out here.
mnvikings11 posted Oct 01, 2012
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iowahawkeyes
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Good for those teachers! I love to see people think out of the npbox and make tons.
iowahawkeyes posted Oct 01, 2012
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deby32953
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QUICK! Where did I put my old grade books! Must be a few billion in them at least!
deby32953 posted Oct 01, 2012
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bbattag
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Very interesting. This is a good way for teachers to help other teachers and make money at the same time
bbattag posted Oct 01, 2012
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grandma5
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Very informative. Wish I knew how to make lesson plans!
grandma5 posted Oct 01, 2012
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deby32953
deby32953 replied:
I'll teach you, it's easy!
Posted Oct 01, 2012
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