Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pinning on Pinterest

I remember the day that a friend of mine told me about Pinterest. She pulled it up on my desktop as she got ready to go to her next class. It was the beginning of my planning so I welcomed the chance to sit down for moment. To me, it looked like a clutter of disorganized and random pictures. What am I ever going to do with this jumble of mess, I thought as I hurriedly closed the browser and began to grade a set of papers. Everything, I think now.

Pinterest has been a lifesaver. It has been an organizational tool. It has been an inspiration. It has been a resource for information. It has been a way to manage things in my life. Furthermore, it has been a way to make me a better person and a better teacher.

A few months later the Pinterest topic came up again, so I made a vow to myself to give it another try. After all, if this many people are on the Pinterest bandwagon, there must be something to it. That day, I discovered there was and I have been pinning ever since.

If you haven't started Pinterest, start pinning today.  It is worth it. And don't forget to follow my boards For the Classroom, for basic educational ideas, Amazing Anatomy and Physiology, for things I do in Anatomy, Best of Biology, for all things related to life science, and Crazy for Chemistry, for ideas to use in your Chemistry Class.

Happy reading and happy teaching!  ;)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Something Old Something New

Something Old...

On June 28, 2015, my husband and I celebrated our 1st anniversary. What an amazing year! 

I've always heard that rain on your wedding day was a sign of good luck. I couldn't be any luckier. Although, I prefer the term blessed. And that, we are. 

I remember moments of that day just like it was yesterday. Looking at the time and thinking "it's about to happen", caused the butterflies to flourish in my stomach. Not because I was nervous about getting married, but because in a moment, all eyes would be upon me.

Something New...

My profession calls for me to stand in front of people almost everyday and speak. Everyday I teach, I can have over 100 eyes upon me throughout the day. And even though I've been a part of over 10 1st days of school as a teacher, I still get butterflies in my stomach, just like those I felt on my wedding day. 

In a few weeks, there will be another 1st day of school and the start of another school year. The butterflies will come again and go. But this year, I want to have a few more 1st. One of these is blogging. So here's to my first post. I've seen success and heard stories from many teachers. Fingers crossed it will work for me too. 

I've also turned to TpT for yet another 1st. Check out Science From The South on Teachers Pay Teachers for some great classroom resources.

Lastly, any advice, suggestions, do's, and dont's are certainly welcome. Happy reading and happy teaching! ;)