Last week I pinned my 1,000th pin on Pinterest. One thousand good teaching ideas! I was afraid of the time-wasting potential of Pinterest when I joined about a year ago, but now, I am so thankful for all the good ideas I’ve found. I am constantly saying to my colleagues, “I saw this idea on Pinterest over the weekend…” or “Look what I found on Pinterest…” Here are a few of my favorites:
I’m drawn to these found poetry exercises:
I have three examples on my Teaching Poetry board. As I work to clean out the book room at school, I’m setting aside old, falling apart books to use for this activity one day with an English class.
I just found this idea last week. How often do I want to save time by giving students the questions, but feel guilty about wasting a whole sheet of paper for a few questions? This is the perfect solution!
Words of Wisdom
I appreciate the artful presentation of these deep thoughts posted on Pinterest. Sometimes, a quick scan of these pins is all I need to remind myself of the significance of what we do everyday. I also loved sharing these kinds of quotes with my students; if I were in a classroom every day, I think I’d find a way to include quotes like this in my daily PowerPoints.
If you want to join me as I collect my next thousand pins, follow me on Pinterest:
I promise, though, to keep sharing highlights here, too!