Inspiration, Ideas, and Resources for Teaching Teenage Students
I don’t know about you, but the creators of Pinterest are heroes in my eyes! Now, more than ever, nearly every teacher is on Pinterest.
This platform not only provides endless inspiration and countless classroom ideas and strategies, but some studies show that most teachers are heavily relying on it to help develop lesson plans and curriculum.
According to a US News article, nearly half of teachers in a large study reported spending more than four hours a week developing or selecting their own instructional materials. As a result, 99% of teachers take to the internet for instructional materials and ideas!
If you teach teenagers and are an active Pinterest user (who isn’t?!), then you need to keep reading. I’ve rounded up 8 of my all-time favorite Pinterest boards specifically for teaching teens (including some of my own I’ve been building to help you out!).
With these boards, there will never be a lack of fantastic ideas on your feed, including everything from top-notch behavior management techniques to uniquely engaging strategies!
Her passion for teaching shines through her pins. Every pin is bright, colorful, and fun.
Recently, she’s pinned dazzling door and bulletin board ideas, valuable strategies for a high school English Classroom, and amazing ideas for getting reorganized.
2. Classroom Ideas and Management
This board on the Math Giraffe Pinterest is a consistent stream of quality high school classroom management ideas! You should follow this board to get quick access to awesome and free blog posts filled with strategies to help you run your classroom smoothly.
3. Teaching Teens
I love being able to share wonderful ideas and resources from all different sources. Teaching Teens is definitely one of my most popular (and one of my favorite) boards I’ve created and pinned to regularly!
Follow this board for quick and easy access to free resources, quality infographics, and research-backed strategies!
4. Brain Based Learning
Another one of my favorites is my board all about brain based learning. The teenage brain is very interesting and requires a lot knowledge; just check out this blog post, What Teachers Need to Know About Teen Brains. Luckily, there are many research based strategies for students.
This board consists of pins that delve into the most beneficial ways for students’ brains to acquire new knowledge. It has everything from unique lesson plans and activities to informative research on brain based learning.
5. Teach with CREATIVITY
Teaching this age range requires a lot of creativity- from you and your students- to learn and succeed. Follow this board for fresh ideas on anything and everything involving teaching with CREATIVITY in the classroom.
This board has a focus on visual-learning, and how teachers can bring artwork and ingenuity into rigorous learning.
6. High School Management, Inspiration, and Organization
The title of this awesome group board says it all. The members of this group board love to be inspired! Their board is filled with freebies, decor ideas, pictures, storage, management ideas, and links to share ideas; it’s perfect for high school inspiration.
You’ll find tips and ideas from teachers from all over the country (and Canada!) and from all different subject areas and schools- with one common thread- managing teens!
7. Tools for Teaching Teens
This awesome group board will provide you with a complete toolbox of ideas for teaching teens. You'll find great ideas that span 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade content areas!
You will see fantastic generic tips that can be used in ANY classroom - but you may occasionally see an idea specific to English, math, social studies, science, or other classes.
8. The Teenage Brain
As I previously mentioned, the teenage brain is a curious thing; you want all the possible resources on it to successfully teach your teens!
Jackie shares awesome resources on the ins and outs of the teenage brain on this board. By following her board, you’ll see tons of pins on mindfulness in the classroom, how body movement can help teens learn, and insightful research and infographics!
What are some of your favorite boards to follow for teaching teens? If you have a rockstar board, link it in the comments below, so everyone can see!
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