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 Tory B.


My dream for myself is to get better.
My dream for my family is to be good to one another.
My dream for my school is to get some books for us.
My dream for my community is to be clean.
My dream for the whole world is for people to stop shooting each other.

Lots of snow!
Hurrah, it will snow!
The snow will drop again from the sky.
It is so cute
How they look
It's fun out to play
That's all I can say.



All by myself I can hide by myself

But I need a friend to find me

All by myself I can read a book
But I need a friend so we can read together
All by myself I can jump rope
But I need a friend to play rope with.

All by myself I can go to the mall
But I need a friend to go with me so we'll have fun
All by myself I can be happy
But I need a friend to be glad together
All by myself I can think of funny jokes
But I need a friend to laugh at my jokes.



I used to talk a lot when I was little
But now I am a star to talk on morning shows
I used to eat all the time
But now I am on a diet
I used to play games with my cousins
But now I play no more
I used to be thin when I was 10
But now I am fat and now I am 12
I used to be a smart
But now I am smarter
I used to be short
But now I am tall
I used to be cool
But now I am funny
I used to be at Monte Elementary School
But now I am at Jefferson Junior High School
I used to be missing homework
But now I do all homework
I am Tory B.


I am Tory
I wonder if I can play with the leaves
I hear the cold wind blowing
I see pretty birds flying
I want to see orange and red leaves, and brown trees
I am fall.

I pretend I was a leaf
I feel good that fall is near
I touch red, yellow, orange, brown leaves
I cry because I said fall is gone
I am Tory.

I know that fall will come and go
I try to sing fall songs
I hope I can go outside and jump in the leaves
I am Tory.

Remembering 9-11

I am sad
I wonder if I will see my mother again
I hear people crying screaming
I see people jumping out the window, running for their lives
I want my mother
I am sad.

I pretend I do not hear it
I feel mad at those who attacked
I dream of a better world I am sad.


I AM...

I am Tory
I wonder why I'm going home today
I hear someone singing out my window
I see a candy and it is good
I want some food today and eat it
I am Tory.

I pretend I am a star
I feel sad because I cannot go home right now
I touch the food when it is good
I worry about my homework everyday
I cry when I'm sad
I am Tory.

I understand people when they talk to me all the time
I say "HI" to you everyday
I dream to stop talking too much
I try to go to sleep
I hope to go to school everyday
I am Tory.


nettie said...

These are beatiful poems. Keep up the good work. MOM

REENITA said...


I am very proud of you superstar. Keep up the good work and you will go far.

Luv Ya,
Ms. Reenita

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Anonymous said...

Shoot for the stars and you will make it to the top. Tory you are truly talented you will be a poet some day and AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL. Keep up the good work.

Love Always Mommie.

Anonymous said...

To my daughter Tory keep rising to the top.

Love Always Your Father

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work.

Love Grandma

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