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 of Exceptional Child Ethel B.


My dream for myself is to be a dancer or a veterinarian.
My dream for my family is that they stop being mean.
My dream for my school is that they all be nice.
My dream for my community is that our town become great.
My dream for my country is for poeple to stop killing people.
My dream for the whole world is for it to become a better place to live.

I will give my mom a great Thanksgiving. When we get home, I will call on the phone everybody that I know, I will ask them to come over my house. I will make sure there is food on the table like apples, cupcakes, bananas, juice of different kinds, and lots of other things. I will put the silverware on the table, I will ask everyone to sit down on the dining table, say the grace, and have a happy Thanksgiving!


On Christmas Eve my mom puts presents under the Christmas tree. On Christmas day, my mom wakes me up to open my presents. On Christmas, we go outside and play in the snow. We make snow angels. Because it is fun to open presents on Christmas, it is the best day for me.



All by myself I can play with my doll house
But I need a friend to play with me
All by myself I can swim all I want
But I need a friend to swim with me
All by myself I can watch TV
But I need a friend to watch and have fun with me.

All by myself I can cook some food
But I need a friend to help me do it

All by myself I can play with my Barbie
But I need a friend to play with me
All by myself I can teach a class
But I need a friend to help me teach them.


Photobucket - Video and Image HostingI USED TO…BUT NOW I…

I used to be not so good at skipping ropes
But now I am so good at skipping ropes
I used to be a little girl
But now I am young lady
I used to be a shy girl in my class
But now I am not so much shy anymore
I used to play in the monkey bars
But now I play in the slides
I used to be a baby
But now I am 12 years old
I used to be nice and mean
But now I am playful all the time
I used to go down to the countryside
But now I still go but only on 3rd Sundays
I used to be not a winner at all games
But now I am always the winner in every game
I am Ethel B.


I wonder if the leaves will fall on me
I hear the birds on the treetops
I see the leaves falling around me
I want to catch them but it is hard.

I pretend it is warm outside
I feel very cold
I touch my mom’s hand
I worry if a dog is in the trees
I cry when the strong icy wind touches my face.

I understand that fall is great
I say I love fall all day
I dream that fall is the best thing
I try to make it happen
I hope I can make it come true.

Remembering 9-11

I am very fond of New York
I wonder if they build another Twin Towers if it will go down again
I hear people running and screaming
I see the Twin Towers on TV
I want to cry but I can't
I am very fond of New York.

I feel like running
I worry because I can't go to sleep
I cry when I see people dying
I understand that we are far from New York
But I still say I am very fond of New York.


I AM...

I am a nice girl
I wonder if I will have a good day today
I hear my mom saying it's ok
I see a dog on the road
I want to help it but I'm scared
I am a nice girl.

I pretend I don't see it but
I feel very hurt
I touch my head side-to-side
I cry a lot
I am a nice girl.

I understand that I want to have that dog
I say I am still afraid
I dream of me and that dog
I try to close my eyes
I hope that I see that dog gone
I am a nice girl.

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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!