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.



by: AKEEM B.

DC is where I am from
DC is where the violence and gangs
DC is a tourist-place to go
DC is a confusing maze
DC is in every paper's front-page

DC is DC.


Women are the key to light
Women are what men desire
Women can get us higher than high

Women oh women!


Who am I? ...

I am a gangster
I am a nigger
I am a boy that I wish you would like
I am born and raised in DC
I am wonderful
I am powerful

I am who I am.


Why is the sky up so high?
Why does God lives in the sky?
Why is there violence down here?
Why do brothers get drunk with beer?
Why can't we just chill with our peers?

(a rap)

I am a gangsta'
You are a gangsta'
You're also a wasta'
Yo daug' let's get your brotha's
To jump at these wasta's...

Down the alleyway are the wasta's
Wanna pick a fight with us gangsta's...

My brothas jumped at this wasta'
I hit him in the jaw this wasta'
One wasta' was left standing
Ran away before he was knocked out...

That was a bad fight
Bad fight with a brotha'
And I felt so bad
I felt so sorry after.


I live in the Ghetto
looking for some good fellow
to give me some mellow
my life is plain yellow.

Around me it is just like hell
some people don't have a job
or some either in jail
around me is a cheater
maybe that's the way they sleep better.

Some people are poor and in fear
but the people selling drugs just don't care
some kids don't go to school
they stay in the street
they couldn't stand on their feet
they just don't get it.

But I got to tell you this
that is how the way it is.


They call me "Little D"
everybody knows me
I can hit like I'm Muhammad Ali;
With a left-to-right look
you can make me read a book
next thing you know
you going to be saying "there he goes"...


War can make you poor
War can make you cry
War can make you sigh
War is very bad...

War is sad
War can make you starve
With no food nothing to eat
War is very bad...

War is sad
As you wait in the news
Waht happens
Who's going to be shot...

War is sad
We don't know if soldiers will make it
Even though they be brave
They can get killed...

After they die
They will soar through the sky
As the angels sweep them off their feet
They tried hard and they were brave.

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Teachers & parents tell me that this blog is like a "One-Stop-Shop", here's why ---

There are tons of lesson plans, printables, activity sheets and other resources that special education teachers can find in this blog! It's all for you to get the lil ones engaged in their seats and lovin' what they're doin'!

This blog is also our class portal to communicate information about our class, to archive course materials, to publish the course curriculum, syllabus, class rules, lessons, homework assignments, rubrics, and presentations. Yes, everything is in this blog for our students to review our lessons at home!

Parents love the transparency and the ability to access class materials in this blog. It's easy for parents to follow along as my students post their work. This holds true for their psychologists, social workers, general education teachers, and other special ed providers. This is another way for us to collaborate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members of our students!

This class blog also serves as our students' e-portfolio. Our students collect the work they want to consider highlighting and then publish those that represent their best work. They then reflect on their work as they share them to their parents and teachers for positive comments and feedback. It's very easy for them to look back over their work and see the growth they've accomplished!

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