Some of my teacher friends and I have noticed what we consider to be a disturbing trend on Pinterest lately. It seems like many teacher sellers are spamming boards with for-purchase items, usually without a price or even a $ sign to indicate that it is not a free item. While I agree that it is fine to pin some for-purchase products, I am concerned that Teaching Boards on Pinterest are starting to look like a giant advertisement with little useful content. I believe that teachers using Pinterest are more interested in useful content, such as blog posts, teaching websites and freebies. So to that end, I have created this Super Star Pinner Link Up.
Of course, you are free to do whatever you wish with your own Pinterest Boards, but if you would like to be a Gold Star Pinner and join this Link-Up, your teaching boards pins (and repins) must meet the following requirements:
- At least 75 percent (3 out of 4) of your pins must either be for a freebie, a useful website, or a blog post that offers useful content such as teaching tips, pictures of your classroom, details of how to do teaching related project, ideas on teaching theory etc. Useful content does NOT include contests and posts that are focused around promoting a for-purchase product.
- When you do post a for-purchase product, it must have the price in the description or the $ sign to indicate that it is not free.