Holy cats! I haven't updated anything is ages and you are partly to blame!! :) You, my readers and the people I blog-stalk! You introduced me to Pinterest and I haven't been the same since. I am completely addicted and I have gotten some friends/coworkers addicted too! I just keep searching for things and get a gazillion pins to look through... it's awesome.
I really think Pinterest has changed my teaching habits, and for the better. I truly believe I am a good teacher. I believe my students understand the things I teach and enjoy learning about them too. However, there are posters/charts I have not thought of making even though I teach it! I mean, I print out the flipcharts I make for the Promethean and put it all in a binder (which I am currently updating/making adorable) for the kids to look through, but they aren't the same as a chart in the room. The only drawback is my limited space.
I've also gotten more ideas for manipulatives from the site too!
Every Friday after my teaching partner and I plan for the next week, I go into my room and look things up on Pinterest. I look to see if there is a neat/new take on a strategy we are teaching and I make it my own. I tweak ideas to the way I teach and I have never been happier.
When I started teaching people always said, "Why reinvent the wheel?" and Pinterest is the perfect resource for proving that I don't need to.
So thank you for introducing me to Pinterest!