Share My Lesson, the online collection of teaching resources created by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, announced a new contest that brings attention to the Web site and to the problem of student debt.
Student loan debt has piled up to an astounding $1 trillion, leaping over all other household debt, including credit card and housing obligations. The average student debt burden is about $25,000, with 10 percent of borrowers owing more than $54,000 and 3 percent owing more than $100,000. The problem is particularly acute for teachers, who have an average starting salary of about $30,000, much lower than other white-collar
Share My Lesson has more than 255,000 teaching materials for educators who register, all free of charge. These resources include grade-specific curricula, lesson plans, quizzes and interactive resources for grades pre-K through college.
Register for Share My Lesson at www.sharemylesson.com. Individuals who have registered by Oct. 31 will be entered into a drawing. The winner will receive their choice of $5,000 to be used to help pay off their student loan debt or a $3,500 Visa cash card.