Regan is just one of many educators dubbed “teacherprenuers” who have gained hundreds of thousands of monthly viewers on Pinterest over the years and translated those clicks, views and downloads into cash by funneling their followers to an open marketplace called Teachers Pay Teacherswhere instructors buy, sell, and share original classroom resources.
Leaders of K-12 classrooms were early Pinterest adopters as the platform connected them with other educators, often through collaborative group boards where they could each contribute pins (or posts). Nine-years after the first photo was pinned online, teachers continue to drive some of the platform’s most popular search trends.
Searches for lesson plans on the social networking site are trending up 59% over 2018, according to Pinterest. Those inquiries include searches for Spanish, English, art, library, toddler curriculums and daycare. Lesson plan searches pick up during the late summer months and are at their highest in August as teachers prepare to go back for the school year.
By Dalvin Brown
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