Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Do You Have Any "Pinterest"?

A little peek at the blog post I wrote that was published today on the IRA Engage Teacher To Teacher website:

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Teacher Tips: Do You Have Any "Pinterest" in Learning More? 

Teaching is hard.  Really hard.  There is not one teacher that will deny it.  Of course, I love it – most days.  I love the kids.  I love the daily challenges.  And I’m constantly learning to be the best me in the classroom to push through those challenges and meet the needs of my students. 

But why try to do it alone? 

There are a number of engaging social networking sites that can connect us with educators and literacy experts.  I’ve learned that there are MANY smart teachers across the world that I can connect with and learn from daily.  Building my personal learning network (PLN) has been a goal of mine this year and I have found a fun way to do it!  

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I hope you check it out in its entirety, especially if you have any interest in learning more about the Pinterest craze!  It is crazy fun!

Thank you for your 
and comments!  

For you, 
one of my favorite pins:


  1. I sent it to twitter, too, Michelle. I'll try to check out your boards later in the day! Great post about Pinterest!

  2. Awesome job, Michelle! Your enthusiasm for learning shines through in your post and I'm sure many teachers will be inspired to grown their PLNs, whether through Pinterest or another online tool. I know I've learned so much through blogging and reading blogs this year and I've been so happy to get to know you!

  3. P.S. I can't find a notification from you on my Goodreads, and I can't find you... can you try again to add me or leave your link on my blog and I'll try adding you? :-)

  4. Great article. I love pinning and have gotten so many ideas from Pinterest. What a great topic!

  5. Super job, Michelle. Dad & I checked it out on the IRA Engage Teacher to Teacher website. How proud we are to have you as our "resident writer"!!!

  6. So much thanks to all of you who checked it out!

  7. Great article Michelle! I love Pinterest and you have given me some new information. The secret is out!

  8. Go girl! Now that you wrote once on that website...I bet you have some other ideas you could share there.

  9. FINALLY read your post on Engage! Wow, I'm behind, while you are AHEAD! :) So glad I work with a gal who knows how to pin - I haven't spent enough time on Pinterest, and now you've inspired me to try it out instead of randomly surfing... great work!

  10. Wonderful post on Engage, Michelle.

    LOVE Pinterest. Don't know how I ever lived without it (or cell phones, or a cable modem, or a microwave...)!


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