Category: publishers

Scam Alert: Global Teacher Exchange, Teaching Companion, English Unit Plans

By , August 30, 2011

Today I learned about two “new” companies, called and, which sell the same exact products as All appear to be scams!

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Mistakes That Lesson-Plan Sellers Make (on TPT and elsewhere)

By , August 3, 2011

Here is a list of problems I’ve encountered while trying to organize information about lesson plan resources; this is essentially a list of marketing suggestions to help sellers — but if sellers heed my advice, they’ll help teachers find useful resources with less effort.

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Learning Resources Framework Initiative

By , June 10, 2011

I’m intrigued by this week’s announcement of the Learning Resources Framework Initiative, promoted as a joint effort of the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and Creative Commons, with support from several major educational publishers.

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Who’s Searching for Lesson Plans? (Countries)

By , February 21, 2011

Of the teachers who visit this web site, more than 25% are outside North America. Most of these teachers won’t buy print or CD-ROM products from US merchants, because of shipping costs, customs paperwork, and delivery delays — but they will often purchase PDF or other digital-download versions.

  1. United States (us) 68.9%
  2. Canada (ca) 5.6%
  3. Great Britain (gb) 3.4%
  4. Australia (au) 2%
  5. Japan (jp) 1.9%  …  Read more »

Publishers and Merchants: Please Provide a Datafeed

By , January 5, 2011

Publishers and Merchants: To insure that the products you publish or resell are included on this site, please arrange to provide a “datafeed” that provides the following information for each product (SKU) that you offer: Read more »

List: Publishers of Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources

By , January 1, 2011

This is a list  of the major publishers of lesson plans and teaching guides for K-12 educators, with tips for identifying which publisher produces which materials. (For each work listed at, the publisher is identified in parentheses, to the right of the highlighted product title.) After the alphabetic list of publishers and notes, there’s a separate alphabetic list of products’ subtitles.

This list is a “work in progress” — your comments are welcome!

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