What are your 3 favourite go-to sites for help/tips/resources in your teaching?
My top 3 (well, 4) sites are perhaps not what one would consider the most scholarly or professional of locations for finding help/tips/resources but they are so incredibly useful that I can't possibly help but mention them. As long as you promise not to judge me, here they are:
Why Pinterest? The range of resources available on Pinterest, plus the ease with which you can curate them and share your own content makes this one of my top sites for educational resources. While the resources you find are mainly links to blog posts and activities, it is not uncommon to find links to scholarly articles and websites. Pretty much your one stop shop for all things educational.
Why Teachers Pay Teachers? The quantity of high quality resources available on this site is staggering. If you know what you want, you can most likely find it here. A word of caution: just because someone made it all pretty looking and many people have purchased it does not make it educationally sound. Do your research first to be sure that what you are buying fits best practice and will ensure a great learning experience for your students.
Why Facebook & Twitter? As mentioned above, there is plenty out there on the internet that may or may not be educationally sound. Facebook and Twitter provide a constant stream of excellent articles and blog posts; follow the right people and you will always have access to the best and brightest minds, working on cutting edge projects. Not to mention the fact that both sites are designed to constantly multiply the people that you are exposed to, resulting a steadily growing list of experts that you have daily, if not hourly, updates from. So much for monthly journals!
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!