“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius
I can’t say that during my 180 days in the classroom I LOVE every minute, but I love most of the time I spend “molding young minds”. A mentor of mine wrote an article recently called “All A’Twitter”. She usually writes articles that make me and over 1,000 people think every day, but this one really made me think about what type of educator/learner I am.
Not to go against Kristi’s way of learning, but I have yet to enjoy the many aspects of that which is Twitter. My younger sister would shoot me for saying this, but it is the truth. I just haven’t found my niche in Twitter yet. I have, however, found an addiction that is… Pinterest! I am a visual learner (thank the heavens, or I wouldn’t have passed high school). I am the girl that can sit in class, jot notes during the day, and then refer to the images of the notes in my head while taking a test.
Looking back on this past Saturday night I realized I literally pouted when my husband said, “No more pinning tonight.” I love scrolling through Pinterest and finding things to do in my house, in my wildest dreams when I become a bajillionare, and in my classroom. Pinterest is very user friendly once you have signed up.
When you are on the home screen you will see what was recently pinned by your friends (You can sign up through Facebook and save a lot of time). In the upper left hand corner you can search or choose the drop down menu to look through different categories including education. Once you have found something you like you simply “pin” it to one of your boards. As you can see below my “school stuff” board is nestled between my “outside ideas” and “in two years” boards.
Pinterest gives you visual images that link to blogs and other educational websites that are great for PD. I know I always load my blog postings to Pinterest because that is where I find the most creative and innovative ideas. Join Pinterest today for a refreshment of your classroom decor, Common Core resources, or maybe the pick-me-up quote you need that day! Happy Pinning(but don’t let your husband blame me!).