I'm not writing about Dr. Seuss, and I'm not too sure why that title popped into my mind, but I think there are some connections, albeit loose, to what I'm writing about today. (I think that sentence may be extremely convoluted- sorry!)
I'm hoping that I get an assistantship as well, but I have another idea that I'm considering pursuing in addition to an assistantship or part-time job. I've been thinking about trying to write my own reading curriculum. I love reading- it's my favorite subject to teach and to learn- and I love planning. So why not combine the two right??
Here are my concerns:
- writer's block. I mean, come on, so far I can't even maintain a blog for more than a few months. It's going to take a lot of creativity to do something like this.
- marketing. If I'm able to create this curriculum or reading units, how do I get people to buy it?! I don't want to put in hours of work for something that will go no where. Who do I market and gear it towards? Do I focus on private schools, public schools, or homeschool?
- money: How do I financially create curriculum? How much will it cost to create the units, and then how do I know what I will recoup? How much do I charge?
- strategy: Who do I gear these reading units towards? Should I just focus on elementary? Should I do middle school and high school too? Should I incorporate state standards, and if so which state- Indiana or Texas? Or should I just do national standards?
And there are so many other things to consider. I'd love to know your thoughts. I really do think it'd be fun to pursue this, but I don't want to do it if I can't do it well.