Six years ago, we built a cottage. It was the result of ten years of dreaming and saving, and ten years of me cutting pictures out of magazines. I had a scrapbook and glue sticks and countless pictures of ideas for our cottage. If only there had been Pinterest then, I could have invested all the money I spent on magazines into a piece of furniture for the cottage!
And, if only Pinterest (or the internet) been around when I started teaching, it would have saved me countless hours of planning for my classes. There are so many ideas out there to inspire our lesson plans and classroom decor, even to give us advice on how to deal with the stresses of teaching.
I decided that I would share my favourite boards for English teachers. I hope you can find some inspiration!
I’ve become a little addicted to Pinterest, so I’ve got quite a few boards for secondary English, but my favourites are my Secondary Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, and my Writing Prompts boards.
If you’re looking for middle school ELA inspiration, you’ll find lots on Darlene Anne’s boards. Check out: Literary Elements, Clever Classroom Ideas.
Angie has a lot of ideas for high school and AP English. Her High School English board is chock full of inspiration:
From Juggling ELA:
Looking for help teaching Shakespeareand poetry? Check out Tammy’s Teaching Shakespeare, and Poetry Resources.
From Sophist Thoughts:
I love all of the videos that James has collected. His Animated Shorts to Teach is an amazing collection of short films you can use to teach literary elements. Check out his Short Story board for more videos.
From Secondary Sara:
Sara has an amazing collection of blog posts by secondary ELA teachers. If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas, you’ll find both here:
From Stacey Lloyd:
Stacey’s boards include two that I especially like, her Teaching Grammar and Teaching Reading boards are sure to inspire you.
From 2 Peas & a Dog:
If you’re a middle school teacher looking for ideas, Krity’s boards will provide them. Check out her Classroom Management and Google Apps for Education boards. She has a great series of blog posts too.