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.


Week 5 (English 1)

WORD OF THE DAY: http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
WARM UP: Journal Entry (Autobiographical Narrative)
Mon: Are you a nature fan, or would you sooner eat cockroaches than voluntarily go on a hike? Write about your best or worst nature experience.
Tue: Growing up with brothers and sisters can be difficult. If you have siblings, discuss the benefits and shortcomings of your situation. If you're an only child, do the same. Would you rather have more siblings, or fewer? Do you think you'll feel the same when you're middle-aged?
Wed: Think of a food that provokes strong emotion in you, perhaps because it reminds you of your childhood or because you were eating it when something dramatic happened. Write the recipe for this food, and gradually shifting into narrative, explaining why the food is meaningful to you. Include lots of descriptive, sensory adjectives.
Thu: Is there one year of your life that stands out as exceptional? Maybe you starred in a play, or you suddenly became very popular, or your mother was in a yearlong fantastic mood. Describe this year.
Fri: What are you looking forward to this week, this month, this summer? What are you looking forward to doing once you turn eighteen? Once you graduate from high school? Write about what you're looking forward to in the short term and in the long term.

Vocabulary Development
C11: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2 HR: Read and discuss Academic Vocabulary, pg 311; Vocabulary Development, pg 313; EOL: Vocabulary Development, pg 817; HAR: Vocabulary Development, pg 161

C11: HR: Before You Read, pg 312; Read, discuss and respond to the text, pg 314-323; Skills Practice, pg 325-326 ...or... HAR: Before You Read, pg 148; Read, discuss and respond to the text, pg 149-159; Figures of Speech, pg 160

Final Examination , July 31, 2008
Research Paper Deadline, July 31, 2008 @ 3:30pm.

Oral presentations this whole week about the novel "El Bronx Remembered". The rubric which was distributed last week will be used in grading this activity.
STANDARDS: 9.LT-D.8* 9.LD-V.7* 9.LD-V.9* 9.LD-V.8* 9.R.1* 9.LD-O.6*
DCPS English 1 Pacing Guide

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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!