"Professional" Development

 Today is Workshop Wednesday over at Ideas by Jivey.
This summer she has challenged us to put our Pinterest addictions to good use and share our favorite pins for classroom inspirations...and I might have gone astray from the stated mission:).

When I first started developing my Pinterest addiction, I was amazed at all the classroom and craft ideas.  Some of them were just simply genius and amazing, and others were just amazing to me because someone actually spent the time to pin them.  It was in my second month down the rabbit hole of Pinterest that I came across these hysterical Hey Girl pins.


My first thought was, "Who has time for this?"  Soon I started realizing that a lot of them were teacher related.  So then I started wondering, "What teacher has time to pin these?"  Then I realized that they were "memes" and soon found out that not only were people pinning these, but that they were making them.  Honestly, it was the first thing I thought of when I figured out how to use PicMonkey for my blog,  "Ohhh, I can make my own slightly inappropriate Ryan Gosling pictures."

And apparently, you can pick your dream honey to validate your teaching:).  Who doesn't need a little TLC with validation from time to time?   Legolas doesn't suit your fancy?  Then you can pick from Ben Affleck, George Clooney, the little boy from Hunger Games, and other guys I don't have the faintest idea about who they are or what they do in life.  Soon, they became a little secret obsession of mine.  Admit it, you giggle over them too:).

But by far, the funniest ones are with Ryan Gosling.  Yes, I know that I am old enough to be his...well, his very young and vibrant aunt, but have you seen Crazy, Stupid, Love?  Have mercy!

By now, you might be asking where is all this leading as far as classroom inspiration?  Well, have you ever seen a middle school girl's binder?  It has picture after picture of whatever teen idol is currently setting their hearts a flutter.  One of my goals this summer was to clean up my teacher binder and make it Pinterest worthy, and I think I have my cover sheet!
Now, you might think I am joking, but I am not.  At our site, the principal comes through after school and checks lesson plans weekly.  Some people say that he doesn't really look at them, but I think this cover sheet is a good way to check.  Can you imagine his face when he finds this on the cover of my lesson planner?  So, this will be the actual cover...at least for one night:). 

You see, I brought it back around to something vaguely school related!  Don't forget to go over to Ideas by Jivey and link up with your Pinterest picks!


  1. I love this. I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see your principal's face when he sees your cover sheet.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

    1. Maybe the tech guy can help me set up a camera????:)

  2. Hahahahahahahahaha! Hilarious. Love the lesson plan cover idea. If you get video footage, surely it'd be worth of youtube :)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

  3. That will be so fun. I look forward to hearing any feedback :-)

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