Some days I wonder what I did before Pinterest?
Now here are a few of my tips to make your Pinterest experience less chaotic:
- Create very specific boards for your pins to be “pinned” to. When I first started all teaching/education ideas were on ONE board. I quickly learned that this would cause mass chaos when/if I wanted to use an idea. Now I have boards based by subject. If I taught more than just middle school, I would arrange the boards by grade division and then subject. To see how I organize my boards click here: 2peasandadog Pinterest
- Try not to re-pin every idea you like. Click on the link to make sure it is not spam, and that it actually has REAL information. I have yet to find any teaching pins that are unrelated or spam, but on my other topics recipes are long gone, and home organization tips have been false leads.
- If you create a pin, ensure you are linking up to the exact source/website. Nothing is more frustrating than clicking on a pin for more information and the link being back to the general blog or website. I immediately close those pins and do not repin them.
- Don’t like the order of your boards? Click on the board and you can drag and drop your boards into a more logical order.
- Follow specific boards by pinners you do not have to follow every board. My non-teacher friends do not follow by teaching boards, they just follow the craft and cooking boards I have. To only follow a specific board — click on the board you want — and click follow once you are on that board. Now you will only receive updates from boards you want and not all posts by that pinner.
Exclusive Resources For Teachers
Subscribe to get engaging lesson ideas and special subscriber only bonus lessons like our Rant Writing Unit sent directly to your email address.