As an extremely new teacher, it’s sometimes difficult to come up with cassroom ideas, especially as I don’t have a draw full of back-up ideas or past teaching plans. I began reading books, teacher’s blogs, articles on how to become a better teacher, how to lesson plan more efficiently, but none of them prepared me for questions that I didn’t have an answer to! My only option was to start learning as much as possible, as quickly as possible!
That’s when I realised, I can use Pinterest – my favourite social media platform.
“Isn’t it just like Facebook?” Many people have asked me. The answer is no, it isn’t.
Pinterest is far less personal and much more beneficial for business, products and learning, especially learning languages.
It’s perfect. Once you’ve made an account via Facebook, Google or your email, you start off with a blank canvas. Essentially you have a pin board and you can stick whatever you like on it. You can create separate pin boards for different topics.
I created a separate Pinterest account specifically for my teaching – and my boards contain the headings: Phrasal verbs, comparatives and superlatives, IELTS writing, English slang, Passive tense… to name a few.
Benefits of using Pinterest in general
Benefits of using Pinterest for teaching
Believe me when I say there’s something for everyone on Pinterest!