Dear Discovery Educator Network,
Recently I had my annual get-together with some close friends from college, most of whom are teachers. One of them is not only teaching her regular courses but is also an adjunct at her local community college. She bemoaned the fact that she had been asked to share her many resources online, resources that she had worked years to develop. She said, “I’m not doing that. No one else is going to get the materials I worked so hard on. I will put up the bare minimum.” As I started to say, “But that is what educators do today”, I realized that is what some educators do today. Maybe I am spoiled by you, DEN. Maybe not everyone is so willing to share. Maybe they haven’t discovered the power that such a sharing network gives to each educator who participates. Maybe they don’t realize that our best resource is – each other!
So, as we approach Thanksgiving, I want to say “Thank you” to the vast network of caring and sharing professionals, a network that has made a difference in my teaching and my learning, and a difference for my students as well. Not only do we have access to a cornucopia of amazing resources from Discovery, we have each other. (Spread the word.)
A Loyal Fan