Pinterest is harder than I thought. Well, it’s mostly time-consuming.
Creating the Pinterest graphics in Canva is the most time-consuming part. Then to also gather web address, UTM codes, and post it is crazy.
I haven’t even touched group boards or pinning my pins to multiple boards yet. I have about 2 weeks to get 80 pins done. It’s looking unlikely, but I am going to try.
Online PD Training
I’ve always been skeptical of the online trainings that pop up in my social media feeds. But it was wonderful. I just finished a 2-week boot camp on Reading comprehension with Ciera Harris and it has been amazing.
This year I am home with my toddler and tutoring, but both my toddler and my students will benefit from what she taught.
When I go back to the classroom I am going to be a better teacher because of it.
Finally, it gave me inspiration for new resources I could create for my TpT shop. Because I understand what teachers need to teach better and understand what I could do in my classroom better I am ready to make products related to reading comprehension.
I was always skeptical of online training being real and beneficial and now I see the value of them.
The things that worked for me in this course were that there is a time frame during which the videos would be available. After two weeks they are gone so I had to be involved and watch. I could watch them on my own schedule during those two weeks. There was also a very active Facebook group that allowed a lot of discussion about the video content.
When I have to show up for an online training at a specific time it’s really hard because I have a toddler. Having the time restriction, but also flexibility was awesome.
Extra notes: It’s given me a glimpse of how online courses look. Someday I hope I will be creating an online course.