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.


Masterpieces by Exceptional Child: KANISHA M.


I am from flowers and candies
I am from Debbiedoy and Yolanda
I am from brown eyes and mixed colors
I am from jeans and shoes
I am from a family with busted fumes…

I am from a state with famous buildings
I am from a family of millions
I am from chicken and cake
I am from freedom fighters
I am from a city where people travel just to see its beauty…

I am from this earth, the grass, the stars, the sea
I am from anything
I am from many things
I am from love, spirit and soul
I am from skin and bones that cover me…

I am from fairy tales kids love to read
I am from toys you can only enjoy
I am from the Father of yours and mine
I shine from the clouds and the sun
That is where I came from.

I see pretty blue eyes
I hear soft smooth words roll off his lips
I taste something sweet on his lips
I smell strawberry on his breath
I feel his soft hands on my skin
I think of his eyes searching for me
I sense him walking towards me
I know he loves me
I believe he loves me
I imagine me kissing him
I imagine how long this is going to last
I guess forever.


Music is a song
that makes the heart beats
music is the song that
makes your soul sing...

Music is the rhythm
of the song that your heart listens to
music is the love you believe in
music is what you make of it .



Roses are red
Violets are blue
Love begins
Within the soul.

Only you
Can bring it to your soul
If you truly love
Your heart and soul.

You will then trust the love
And bring it in so try it
And you will love again.



A rose for a rose
A heart for heart
A love for a love
But that’s not what I’ve got.

My heart for your heart
My rose for your rose
My love for your love

Now that’s what I've got.



I miss the days when
We ware a happy family
But a pretty flower died one day
After that it was never the same.

At a time I miss those days
When I thought I was loved
But now I know that
It’s all about C and J --
That they haven’t broken up.

What about me?
Am I not a part of this family?
But don’t worry about me...
Because I am going to live!



You ask how a person
So young have so much pain
Try to walk in her shoes
Bet you’ll feel the pain
Then you will not have to ask her why
She is in so much pain.


Dogtrax said...

I loved your poem about music -- I write songs and perform music myself and I often write stories and poems about music. Your words seemed to sing with the joy of the music itself.
Thank you for sharing your words.
Mr. Hodgson
Sixth grade teacher
Southampton, Massachusetts

Anonymous said...

I love your poetry and I hope you continue to write. I want to say once you are published, I taught her.

Ms. McMillan

melissa said...

The poem titled "What I've got and don't" it amazing. I am really glad you shared that with us.

I think it is great that you took the time to give all of your poems a title. Sometimes that can be the hardest part of writing something.

Anonymous said...

What a talented young person you are. Your poems are amazing and I can visualize you reading the poems out loud as I read along. I hope that when you are older you will think about performing your poems for a live audience.

vina said...

Dearest Kanisha,

Your words are powerful. Keep on writing and moving others.

WELCOME SY 2014-2015!

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!

We invite you to please leave a message to our students. Beside the tiny envelope just after each entry is the comments link. Your positive feedback will surely encourage our students to do their best in school.

Thank you for visiting our class portal!