Where Can I Go For New Ideas and Inspiration?
Sometimes we just get stuck in a rut with the same lesson activities, the same partner activities, the same routines, the same tech use, the same old discussion protocols...you get my drift...and we need something fresh. That may be what brought you here to Teacherly! But beyond this website, where can you find ideas?
I asked a group of teachers I work with where they go for inspiration and new ideas and below is a list of ideas they generated. Hopefully, you can find some inspiration here as well! (All due credit to the teachers at St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN).
Ask your colleagues! (Seriously, the gal down the hall is doing something amazing. You just need to ask her and she will give you some resources).
Education Blogs: Cult of Pedagogy, Edutopia, Teach and Transform
National and Local Conferences (October, February, and May are rich with conferences and some of the smaller ones are actually free! Plus, many conference websites will post free resources and links so even if you can't go, check the sites of the professional orgs in your area for ideas).
Podcasts: Truth for Teachers, Cult of Pedagogy, ASCD Radio
Sharroky Hollie’s work (books and website: The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning )
Teacher Memoirs and education books (hey have you heard of Class Hacks! Spoiler alert-it's my educator book club.)
Pinterest--this an incredibly rich resource. Prepare to lose some time here.
Ask your students or your own kids! They will give you some amazing ideas.
Websites: Teaching Tolerance, Teaching for Change, ASCD
Facebook: Class Hacks, Ready4Rigor, The Conscious Kid, We Need Diverse Books
Instagram: Teach and Transform, Ted Education
Do you have some more? I would love to hear where you go for new ideas and inspiration in the comments.
Happy Inspiration Hunting!