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: DAN W.


I see a blue and yellow sky
I hear a loud sound
I taste nothing
I feel fear in my head
I think it’s getting closer
I sense that it’s going to rain
I know it is coming
I believe that I’m going to be safe
I imagine that I was somewhere else
I wonder if I’m going to be alright
I guess it is coming.

Art technique:


Without fear
Water destroyed their lives
It was an unbelievable thing
Why there was a giant wave;
Tourists and workers were watching
As the waves were getting bigger
And just when the water hit their feet
It was too late to run for their lives.

With tears in their eyes
The world watched.
People should take a trip to Asia
And give a helping hand.



Love is like a cruise on a red ocean
Where fishes are of different shapes and sizes
Love is a cruise to boys
When we fall in love
Love is the sweetest thing
When you're in it.



Oh! I wish! I wish!
I was a superbowl football player

Oh! I wish! I wish!
I was not living in a bad world

Oh! I wish! I wish!
I can see my father again

Oh! I wish! I wish!
I can see my grandparents

Oh! I wish! I wish!
My family can see them again.



Thank you Lord
for letting me live another day

Thank you Lord
for my ever kind mother

Thank you Lord
for my peaceful home

Thank you Lord
that I have food on my table

Thank you Lord
for everything.


ms.angala said...

Your poem is very touching and very expressive. Keep writing!

Joli said...

Dan, I am touched by your words... that came from your heart. I even like the tone of your poem. I look forward to reading more of your poems and other written works!

skygazer said...

Hey Guys,

I read some of your work! Excellent!!!

Keep it up. Writing and paintings the best way we express our feelings. Our brain remember pictures, and simple organized words in poems are an expression that stays the longest in our mind.

Thanks for sharing your work to the world, let them know how you feel and share the world. Keep it up kids!!!

melissa said...

I think you are right about love Dan! All those fish! Good job.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

Great poem, great writing.

Ms. D said...

Hi Dan,
I am a teacher in D.C. and your teacher is teaching us about blogging. You already know how to do this. I love your poems. Keep up the good work. I am going to learn how to do this also. I chose your poems because my father and my brother share the same name as you.

Good luck.
Ms. D

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