5 Pinterest Collaborative Boards: Teaching & Education

I must confess that I am now an official Pinterest addict and I have spent more than an hour of my waking day to devote to building content of my awesome Pinterest teacher boards since its inception in November. The great news is that I'm now opening them up for collaboration!
What are Pinterest Collaborative Boards? They are actually boards on Pinterest that allow other pinners to pin content on the board. Yes, it's that plain and simple! I believe that I have great colleagues who are also Pinterest users (like YOU!) who would want to share pins centered around teaching and special education. Collaborative boards on Pinterest are a great way to share your information to other teachers and networkers, while also generating great back links to your blog or website.
My Pinterest boards are now open, please leave a comment on the latest post and I will certainly add you. Let's start sharing!
#1. Books and Reading Resources. This is all about the written word. Please leave me a comment on the most recent pin if you are interested in sharing your books and everything about books on this board.
#2 Great Ideas From Teachers. Need ideas for the kiddos? Get authentic teacher-made classroom resources, fun kid-friendly games, craftivities and more from our amazing teachers. If you want to share your awesome classroom pins, please leave me a comment on the most recent pin! We currently have 75 teachers collaborating on this board, join us!

#3 Social Media and Technology in Education. For social media savvy teachers, this board is for you! Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + tips and tricks to make all of them grow and glow...follow this board! Let me know if you want to be a pinner to this board by leaving a comment on the most recent pin.

#4 100+ Education Quotes. Get your education quotes from the most political edreform sayings to the most inspirational wisdom laden and famous proverbs from this board! Same process, share your pins by leaving a comment on the most recent pin and I will add you as a collaborator.
#5 National Board Certification and Teacherpreneurship. When the going gets tough, what do you do? Here are some resources that you might need if you are going through the process of National Board Certification or are just looking for teaching standards and best practices for effective teacher leaders. If you have something to share about NBC or Teacherpreneurship, please leave a comment on the most recent post.


Poems by Exceptional Child: ELVIN B.

Art Technique:


Never seen the golden sun shine like this
Nvere seen the moon as bright as this
Never seen a star shot like this
Never seen a refreshing waterfalls like this...

Never seen a flower bloom like this
Never seen a cheerful girl like her
Never seen a person sad like him
Never seen a lady cry like her.


I am a good boxer.
I wonder how to drive a car.
I hear when someone is getting hurt
I see very good
I want to know how it is to have a brother
I am Elvin.

I pretend to be in the nfl I feel very bad when.
I feel very bad when I fail in my work.
I touch my family to make them feel better.
I worry about my family.
I cry when my sister got a whipping.
I am Elvin.

I understand what my sister is going through
I say not in se but I am in it.
I dream about having a car.
I try to get out of se.
I hope I don’t go back in se any more.
I am Elvin.


Young man
Active and good
Playful and cleaning and talking
Dream to be a football player and a boxer


E enjoy playing with friends
L love my family
V very helpful
I in the house all the time
N nice to my family and friends.


I know how you feel
When they talk about you when you ask for money
Because sometimes I don’t have money too.

I know how you feel
And it makes me feel sad
Because sometimes I have nothing too.

I know how you feel
When I walk past you and smell your stench
Because sometimes I stink too.

I know how you feel
When I see you cold and shaking during winter
Because I could be freezing during winter too.



I cry for little boy who got hit by the car.
I cry for little boy who died in his mother’s arms.
I cry for little boy who lost his way home.
I cry for little boy who was taken from his family.

I cry for the little boy who did not know how to talk
I cry for the little boy who did not know how to write his name
I cry for the little boy who has no arm
I cry for the little boy who had no food or no way to sleep.

I cry for the little boy who was left on the street
I cry for the little boy whose mother was on drugs
I cry for the little boy who died from overdose
I cry for the little boy who died from AIDS.

I cry for the little boy who’s scared of the dark
I cry for the little boy who had no education
I cry for the little boy who could not do things that other kids could
I cry for the little boy who everyone left alone.


Wolf-Man said...

I am not a poet, nor do pretend to appreciate poetry. But your poem "I Cry for Little Boy", I actually enjoyed reading and it touched me deeply. I hope to see more of your work in the future.

ms.angala said...


This is poem "I Cry For Little Boy" depicts some of our society's most serious problems. Well written, very poignant. One of the best works of my students. Congratulations for finishing your 3rd advisory project this early!

LiL D said...

hey I'm LiL D I like your poams you most be good

Ivan Chew said...

To Elvin: I write some poetry now and then. Consider myself an amateur poet. Have formed a amateur poetry writing circle and you know, Elvin, your piece can easily rank among the best that's been posted in the group.

You are most welcome to join the group, if appropriate. That's what I like about the online group. We are judged by our works, and little else. We're at http://yahoogroups.com/group/seeds_o_light2004

melissa said...

Elvin, my favourite of your poems is the one that begins "Never seen." I like the images of nature as well as people. It made me think, and that is what poetry is all about.

Ka Uro said...

elvin, i enjoyed your poem very much. and i wish most people would have the same caring feeling as you.

nikki said...

to elvin:

i like your "i cry for little boy" best. i was deeply touched. keep up the good work & God bless you!


thanks for sharing your students' work. it reminds us that children are exeptional humans - innocent yet sensitive to things going on around them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Elvin,

Love your poem.. it speaks of a caring soul.

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