We are probably very similar, teachers usually are. We care about kids. We show that in different ways, but we all care. Together we offer a myriad of ways for students to learn. We help families explore how each child learns best.
To know a teacher in a face-to-face way is to see deeply into those differences. And that is revealing. I have grown as much from teaching with those who are different from me as those who have much in common with me.
I enjoy connecting with other teachers on Instagram. My favorite hashtags are #teachertribe #teacherblogger #teacherbloggers and others you can find on my posts about school. Instagram is more visual in nature than Twitter, and although I go to Twitter to get some deep thoughts, I find myself going to Instagram to see some upbeat photos about other teachers and their teaching lives. When I make fun graphics for Instagram I feel more positive. When I focus on that I can see the joy in my job, all around me. It is very cathartic.
So I have decided that I will create these graphics and share them not only via Instagram but on a Pinterest board as well. If you want to contribute to this board let me know, the more the merrier! Which is never truer than on Instagram it turns out!