10 Pinterest Boards Secondary Teachers Should Be Following

10 Top Secondary Pinterest BoardsAfter seeing a recent post by Emily at Education to the Core featuring 20 Teachers to Follow on Pinterest, I found myself disappointed by the lack of secondary teachers on the list.  (Please don’t misunderstand me – Emily has a fabulous blog and is doing great things!!  Her audience is just not secondary teachers, so it makes sense that she would focus on the elementary and not the secondary level.) As a champion for secondary teachers (a former high school English teacher myself), I immediately wanted to be sure that Pinterest audiences – especially secondary teachers – knew that there are some AMAZINGLY helpful and relevant boards and pinners out there that teachers should be following.   I decided to spend the day researching helpful boards that were not all about products and sales, but the promotion of best-practices, innovative ideas, and helpful resources.  While many of these boards do have products pinned, the crux of each is not about advertising.  The results? Here’s what I found:

20 Secondary Teacher/Pinners You Should Be Following on Pinterest

1.  Simply Novel Teaching Ideas that’s me, of course (formerly Secondary Solutions) – I have boards featuring everything from Teaching Writing to Teaching Funnies to my Teaching Shakespeare board, specifically for the ELA teacher from upper elementary to high school.  My most popular secondary-specific collaborative board at the time is Top Secondary Teachers, featuring the best of the best secondary teachers from all subjects.

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2.  Jason’s Online Classroom – There are so many awesome resources are available out there, and Jason’s boards Grades 6-8: Ideas and Resources and Grades 9-12: Ideas and Resources are home to most of them!  These are general secondary boards for all subject areas.

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3. Another great board, specifically for middle and junior high teachers of all subjects is Middle/Junior High Teaching Tools.  Over 8000 pins of general ideas, advice, and support, hosted by Learn with Watts.

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4.  For Secondary Math teachers, Scaffolded Math and Science is host to a great collaborative board called simply Math Grades 7-12.  With nearly 300 teacher/pinners, ideas and resources abound – specifically for secondary math.

Math 7-12

5. Secondary Science teachers will appreciate Stupendous Secondary Science Lessons, featuring nearly 4,000 pins highlighting experiments, activities, and relevant products, geared for the middle and high school classroom and hosted by Getting Nerdy with Mel and Gerdy

Stupendous Secondary Science Lessons

6.  Another hugely popular board for Secondary Science teachers is hosted by Amy Brown at Science Stuff, featuring a collaboration of teacher/pinners contributing to the Science for Secondary Grades: Biology, Chemistry, Physics & More!  With over 8,600 pins, this board really is a “science teacher’s utopia.”

Secondary Science

7. An awesome board focusing on high school level classroom management and organization (because we can’t simply use those cute rote sayings to get our kids’ attention!) is the collaborative board High School Classroom Management, Inspiration, and Organization, hosted by Danielle Knight.  This board features tips, links, resources, ideas and inspiration to keep the secondary teacher organized and motivated.

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8. For Special Ed teachers in middle and high school, a board you should be following is Awesome Secondary Special Educators, a collaboration of special education teachers hosted by Christine Reeve.  Excellent ideas, motivational articles, and resources on this collaborative board.

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9.  Designed for History and Social Science, Smart Apple has a fabulous board called Secondary Social Studies includes over 7,000 related pins chock full of ideas, tips, articles, and more.

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10. Of course, Pinterest created Teachers on Pinterest has created specific boards for each grade level and subject area.  The boards High School English, Middle School English, and High School Science are awesome.

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I do realize I am missing foreign language and other electives, the arts, physical education, and other, more specialized teacher/pinners and boards.  Innately, secondary teachers have a difficult time finding their “people.”   Any suggestions?  I would love to hear from you to put together a list of the best specialized boards on Pinterest, helping those secondary peeps find and connect with their tribe!  Leave a comment, and be sure to check and follow out these fabulous boards.

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Pinterest seems to be taking the teaching world by storm.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out this visual virtual playground, you have got to take a moment to check it out – even if you don’t decide to start an account yet.  There are some absolutely amazing boards out there that provide links to fabulous teaching ideas, products, freebies, giveaways, classroom organizational ideas, and more!  There are boards separated by grade level, subject area, subject within a subject (for example, I have a board on Reading/Literary Analysis), and more.  Simply click on a picture, and it will take you to the blog post or product page instantly!

So, I have done some research (by spending most of my evenings pinning away) and would like to recommend some amazing boards and Pinners you should be following!

#1: Charity Preston from The Organized Classroom Blog – Charity currently has nearly 8000 followers of her 3343 pins on boards.  Be sure to check out her “Classroom Management Ideas,” “Classroom Environment Ideas,” and “Seasonal Teaching Ideas” boards.

#2 Started by Charity Preston, you MUST check out “Classroom Freebies!” with over 1150 real-life FREEBIES for the classroom!

#3 Don’t miss some amazing grade level boards (also started by Charity).  Featuring teaching ideas, blog posts, products, freebies, articles, and other ideas, these grade level specific boards can help teachers find just what they need in just a few clicks.  Just a few are: First Grade Faculty, Fourth Grade Friends, Middle School Maestros, and High School Herd

#4 One of the largest collections is from PediaStaff, with over 100 boards and nearly 8400 pins.  I recommend starting with the Welcome board so that you can get an idea of how to best use the boards and navigate yourself through this huge resource for parents and teachers alike.

#5 Victoria Leon of The Best of Teachers Pay Teachers has started her own set of boards, featuring…the best of TeachersPayTeachers.  She’s also separated these boards into subject.  Check out the TPT Language Arts Lessons and The Best of TPT FREE, which features tons of free products on TPT.  There are also separate boards for math, social studies, and science.

#6 Debbie Clement has to be one of the Pinterest Queens, with over 10,000 pins to her boards!  An author and songstress, Debbie’s boards are centered around her songs for primary students, and are full of color and life.  Be sure to check out Alligator, Alligator, for an idea of her boards, as well as the collaborative Kid Blogger Network Activities & Crafts collaborative board with 1660 pins!

#7  Melissa Alonzo-Dillard (with close to 2500 followers) also has some amazing boards for Classroom OrganizationCenter Ideas,  and Daily Five.

#8 For days when you need a sub, hop on Pinterest and check out Rachel Friedrich’s Sub Hub Freebies, and Substitute Teaching Ideas

As a final word, I must warn you that Pinterest is highly addictive!  It’s one of those things you get lost in…and “wake up” hours later wondering where the time went. (You have been warned.) Of course, while you’re wandering, I would love it if you also took a moment to check out and follow my Pinterest Boards as well!

Happy Pinning!

P.S. Don’t wait for an invitation from Pinterest…leave your email address and I would be happy to invite you myself!

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Pinterest – Are YOU Pinning?

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Michelle over at Math in the Middle is having a Pinterest Linky party!  Do you pin?  We do!

If you pin, be sure to follow our boards and others to get great educational links, lessons, freebies, and more!

If you blog, be sure to link up!  All you need is:

  • A teacher blog, where you will write a quick little post telling your readers about this Linky Party ~ {Don’t forget to grab the Linky Button!}
  • A Pinterest account
  • The Follow Me on Pinterest Button displayed on your blog

If you are not on Pinterest and would like an invitation, comment below with an email address and I will invite you.

Thanks for stopping by!

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