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.


Greek Mythology We Need Badly

Dear Parents and Friends,

I want my students to have as many great learning opportunities as possible, but sometimes I just can't get the funding I need. To address this issue, I turned to DonorsChoose.org.

Here's the scoop. At this nonprofit website, public school teachers (like me!) submit proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become a reality when concerned individuals (like you!) choose projects to fund. Donors who complete project funding or give more than $100 receive photos and personal thank-you notes from the kids they helped. It's easy - and very rewarding.

The great news is that my project proposal, Greek Mythology We Need Badly, is now posted at DonorsChoose.org! Check it out at:


Take a look. Also, please consider supporting my students and me by forwarding this message to others who may be interested in improving education.

Best regards,
Maria Angala


PROJECT PROPOSAL (Greek Mythology We Need Badly):

I am teaching an English Language Arts Resource Class to students with special needs. Our school is having a School-Wide Literacy Program and I want my students to be part of it. But they have to have Greek Mythology books that they can read at their current grade level skills.

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. I teach English Language Arts for my students with special needs, and as part of a School-Wide Literacy Campaign, our Middle School is going to require all students to read The Greek Mythology. I do not want my students to be left behind, so I need some Mythology books that I can use for my differentiated instruction. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with these books that I am requesting. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in these, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told Greek Mythology books that I am sure my students will enjoy reading.

My students need 20 books of "The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus" (Trophy Picture Books) (Paperback)by Aliki; "A Gift from Zeus" (Hardcover)by Jeanne Steig (Author), William Steig (Illustrator); and Classical Kids : An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson.

The goal of this project is to increase reading levels and comprehension, and to expose the special needs students to classic novels as The Greek Mythology with differentiated instruction.

My students need 20 copies of "The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus" (Trophy Picture Books) (Paperback)by Aliki, and two other books about ancient Greece and Rome. The cost of this proposal is $230, which includes shipping for any materials requested and fulfillment.

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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!