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!
2018-08-10 at 4:23 pm
I just followed you on Instagram. I’ve really ignored my IG, and I’m working on building it up now. 🙂
2018-08-10 at 6:32 pm
I’m not on Instagram, but I often think that I should get on it soon. What a great idea you have here. I do also think Instagram is definitely more visual and not as search-enginy as Pinterest. People really take the time to view the pictures!
2018-08-13 at 1:22 pm
I love this …need to get to the teachers in my family my Aunt, sister, cousins, & Dad (he just joined instagram)!
There is something great about connecting with your “tribe” but teachers are often isolated from other adults. Dont get me wrong, you guys have other faculty & sometimes parents but it cant hurt to connect with fresh eyes from different parts of the world!
Love all the inspiring insta posts and I am sure you can even get new & fresh ideas. Though I wonder how careful you guys have to be not to post your students or even be seen by them.
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2018-08-13 at 7:08 pm
Eric, don’t worry about teachers – we take pics from over the shoulder, or just hands doing work, put smiley-face stickers over kiddos faces! But it is a fun way to gather ideas from other teachers!
2018-10-04 at 12:36 am
I think this is a great idea! I’m not a teacher per se, but I am a homeschool mom. What a nice resource!
2018-10-29 at 10:47 pm
This is a really great idea! I am not a teacher, but I love seeing fun educational activities that many of the teachers I follow share!
2018-11-01 at 1:05 pm
I’m not a teacher but I think it’s great that so many people are willing to share their ideas with each other!
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2018-11-01 at 1:42 pm
What a great idea! I love all the quotes you included. So motivating!