If not, drop everything and get on there! Right. Now.
As a visual person, I was attracted to Pinterest immediately and made boards for everything from home decor to recipes to places I’d love to travel some day. I resisted the various teaching ideas that my friends kept pinning because I wanted this to be one form of social media that didn’t have anything to do with my work. Teaching seemed to creep into every aspect of my life so I wanted to keep this separate. We all need an escape, right?
My resistance didn’t last long. It was all just too good. As teachers we borrow and steal from each other all the time ~ it makes our instruction better and provides us with opportunities to try new things. Pinterest gives teachers an easy way to share their great ideas with other teachers across the country (and the world, for that matter!) and gives us a peek into each other’s classrooms.
I decided to set up a school-related account using a secondary email address. That way, I could keep some balance and not always be a teacher. 😉 You can find my teaching pins here: http://www.pinterest.com/mseringannon
My personal pins reflect my love of photography and can be found here: http://www.pinterest.com/eringannon