Dr. James Comer said, "No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship."
When you stop and take a picture of something, it shows your students that what they are doing is important to you; important enough to take a picture and share it. I recently purchased a Polaroid camera to take pictures throughout the year and post them on a classroom Instagram board. The addition of some "like", comment bubble, and emoji post-it notes make this bulletin board an interactive celebration of learning.
We have a classroom Instagram account that is online as well. Check out my tips for ten things to post on Instagram. It's not just a great way to celebrate learning, Instagram can also be a teaching tool as well.
I am a lifelong learner and have had the privilege of also being called a teacher for eighteen years.
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