PINSPIRATION

If you haven’t heard of Pinterest you mustn’t be much of a blog hopper.   If you have heard of it but think it’s not for you, think again.  The great thing about this ‘little’ social network is that pins and boards are organised into categories which make it possible to follow and share websites/ pictures that interest you.  If you want to find out more about Pinterest click here.    There are a few other platforms that function on the same basic idea (an online visual favourites list) however they do not have anywhere near the same level of functionality or members.  The sheer number of Pinners (aka Pinterest members) is the one thing that makes it so useful.

IF YOU DO KNOW ABOUT PINTEREST CHECK THIS OUT!

I get some great inspiration from Pinterest browsing and I find it to be an excellent tool for professional development and lesson planning.  Don’t get me wrong I have quite a few ‘fun’ boards as well.  My identity on Pinterest is actually quite obscure and I like to keep it separate to my true professional profile online (I have good reasons for this and one day I will share them with you).  Therefore, I won’t be telling you which of the boards are mine but I will tell you that I follow all of the boards that I share here.

LITERACY COACHING BOARDS

Open Colleges: has several boards covering adult education, traditional education settings and modern learning trends such as; flipped classrooms, online courses, educational blogs, social networking and other self-directed techniques.

Larry Ferlazzo is one of the “it” people in the Educational Social Networking World.  You can find him on Twitter as well as Pinterest and there are a few blogs that he contributes to as well.  His “My books, Articles and Blog Posts” board is the one I would recommend for an excellent cross-section of education news and resources.

The Reading Ideas board was created by a teacher who calls himself Mr Hughes.  He is no relation to me.  He is, however, a great teacher and I often find useful resources for my own classroom and for my resource bank to share with other teachers.

Teach Thought’s Literacy Board is excellent for finding literacy activities for all year levels.  Teach Thought also has a website which is worth checking out.  There are several other boards created by the Teach Thought Directer, Terry Heick, that are worth a look.

The Leadership Board from Eye on Education has pins leading to resources, books, professional development, infographics, edublogs and website related to their authors and partners.  Whether we like it or not, Coaches are leaders in the school and we need to know about leadership techniques and have teacher resources on hand to share with our colleagues.

Literacy Coaching: Articles, Activities and Resources is a board linked to the “A Great Title blog powered by Blogger.  The board includes a range of resources.  For an insight into the mind of a teacher when she is out of the classroom visit the blog.  It is a mishmash of photos, videos, stories, poetry, educational links, teacher resources and most importantly: tales from the front line.  It’s good for a giggle.

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CLASSROOM SET UP and ORGANISATION BOARDS

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT BOARDS

BOARDS that have ACTIVITIES, STRATEGIES and RESOURCES for the CLASSROOM

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