Honest Opinions...

Alright, I am looking for honest opinions here, shoot me down if necessary. 

Of course I have to begin this with a story, or it would simply not be a *me* kinda post.  Last night I was browsing on my Kindle looking for a new story to read (side note- any recommendations out there?  I LOVED Mortal Instrument Series and the new Infernal Devices Series.  I would love some more books like this!)  I was reading the reader's reviews sections to see if the book looked good.  One review caught my eye.  It said that the the reviewer was given an free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  I didn't think anything of it, until I read it over, and over. Mostly this was reviews on smaller books, that are not necessarily mainstream (yet) or the authors are not hugely famous.

Then the light bulb clicked.  What if we did this in the blogging world?  This is where I need your opinions.

What if we provided a few people with advanced, free copies of our units and items from our Teacher Notebook or Teachers Pay Teachers in exchange for a blog HONEST review and review on the Teacher Notebook or Teachers pay Teachers site?
  •   Do people do this? 
  •  Should we (I mean specifically, me- apparently I am a *wee bit* self centered) do this? 
  •  Would this be in poor taste? 
  • If it is appropriate, who would want to be the blogger/ reviewer?
Is this not what the teaching community is all about? I don't know, but I thought I would throw it out there.

Comment.  Throw tomatoes at me and tell me I am a selfish, money-grubbing scoundrel. I can put on my fuzzy slippers and robe (so, so, so ,so very thankful to still be on break- I am blocking out the return to school next week) and deal with it.

 I hope everyone back in school is having an easy first few days back.  If you are anything like me those first few days involve: wake, work, home, crash and that is about it.  For some reason the days after a break are almost as tiring as the beginning of the school year!!!!!!

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9 comments

  1. It's not a bad idea, but I think a lot of people out there will have a hard time giving away their stuff free to people! I would do it!

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  2. I think its a great idea. This is why on TpT they ask you to post a freebie to show the quality of your work. I think that system works better.


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    A Teacher's Treasure

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  3. I have seen other bloggers do this....usually they give the unit away to 3 people to review. I have never had the chance to do this yet...I am always to late to offer my help :)

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  4. I actually do what you were talking about...recieve advanced copies of books in exchange for a review. I put the link and details on my blog:
    http://begborrowandteach.blogspot.com/2011/12/childrens-literature-review.html
    I would definitely be up for reviewing your unit lessons!

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  8. I think it is a great idea! I have seen people offer up units to look for errors and such. I would be more than willing to do it and test it out on my kiddos!

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