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.


Mastepieces by Exceptional Child: JASMIN C.

By Jasmine C.
Grade 8

Soft, powdery
Falling, slipping, dripping, building;
Throwing, catching, rolling, skating
Having fun, I’m playing in

Art technique:


Family is everything
They're supposed to stay with you
When you're up or down
In love and in hate
Your family is supposed to support you
In everything you do
May it be good or bad
Without your family you are nothing
Money, cars, jewelries are nothing
Without your family these are nothing.

Take care of your family
They're your everything.


People gets hurt for all the wrong reason
...because your loved one died
...because somebody cheated on you
...because you lost your apartment.

Getting hurt is painful
Getting hurt is not a way to live
Getting hurt is full of lies

A lot of people are hurting right now
And nobody dares to show it;
People hurt each other
And people hurt themselves;
Look around you
Hurting person is everywhere.


I am Jasmine
I wonder where Miami, Florida is
I hear all the waves from Miami shore and the music
I see me lying on the beach turning black
I want to go to Miami, Florida but I cannot go
I am Jasmine

I pretend to swim like a dolphin
I feel the ice-cold water on my feet
I touch the dry dirt sand
I worry about the crabs, sharks, and the fishes
I cry when a crab bites me on my toe
I am Jasmine

I understand I cannot go to Miami, Florida
I say “why? Mother, why?”
I dream I am there on the beach getting a tan
I try to beg her to let me go but she still says “no”
I hope she say “yes”, and I can go to Miami, Florida
I am the girl who begs my mother to let me go to Miami, Florida
I am Jasmine.


I know how you feel
When they laugh at you
Because you walk around asking for money
It makes no sense for people to stare and laugh at you.

I know how you feel
And it makes me sad to see some people
On the streets in summer and winter time
With no food to eat or blanket to cover them.

I know how you feel
When I come by and put money in your cup
Every time I put money in your cup you say “thank you”
And that makes me happy too.



When I see homeless people on the street
I ask myself “why on this nasty ground do they sleep?”
Even though they are homeless
They are still human beings.

Let’s stay together people out there
Work together to help people stay off the streets.

Oh why and how they got this way?
I am walking around and passing coins out of my pockets.
They got me crying inside
When people laugh at what the homeless do.



I used to be some bad girl following no rules
But now I am a girl who follow all my rules;

I used to be hanging around the wrong the crowd
But now I am not hanging around the wrong people;

I used to be the one who fail all my classes
But now I get good grades;

I used to be the one who got my butt whipped by five girls
But now I am the one who's not in jail with them;

I used to be the one crying for my mom
But now I don’t need her anymore.



I hate it when Blacks and Whites have to fight for race
I hate ii when people are shooting and killing one another
I hate the see on the news bodies of dead people
I don't get it why they can't leave each other alone.

I hate to see America, or Iraq, or Iran going against each other
I hate to see people crying because they lost their loved ones
I know different people fight for different beliefs
But all wars and fightings should end...

Because this is not the only way to express how we feel.



Jail is not the place to be ----
...so many rules
...eat all that nasty food

Nobody really belong in jail
but if you do the crime
it's in jail you spend some time...

Some people go to jail
for different reasons
guilty or innocent...

Jail is so terrible
you could die in that place
you could get raped in that place...

...And I am so sorry
I cannot be around to comfort you.


Mrs. C-S said...

I don't know you but your poems make me feel like I do. You did a wonderful job! They're so unique and precious. Keep writing. It feeds and soothes the soul.

melissa said...

Great job, Jasmine. This is an awesome collection of poems. I wish I could write about every one of them!

My favourite was "I used to be, but now I am." It shows that you have the ability to go a long way in this life, and I hope that you do.

I wish you the very best of luck in all that you do.

golda said...

i love I Hate War. you're right.war is not the answer.thank you for writing from your heart.you just inspired a stressed out law student.:)

Mrs. Ray said...

Hi, I am a teacher as well, and I am just learning how to blog. I am very interested in learning how you linked documents to your blog. I went to the ripway site but could not really make sense of the procedure. Any advice?

You can view my blog at www.rays-analysis.blogspot.com


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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!

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