Whether you’re a NQT or seasoned teacher, we’ve compiled some of the most inspirational and influential must-follow education blogs. Offering insight and experience, you’re sure to learn a thing or two from these teaching professionals.
Self described as a ‘warts and all’ view of her teaching career, this English teacher ‘s blog is written to inspire or ‘prevent you from making some of the mistakes I have made in the past’. Featuring posts such as ‘A letter to an NQT or a letter to my NQT self’ and ‘A letter to an English teacher on results day’ this blogger candidly explores her life as a teacher, giving voice to current issues as well as her honest opinion and suggestions for improvement.
Ross McGill is the most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK. As deputy head teacher his blogs are inspired from his own encounters in the classroom. With his dry humour and candid approach to teaching, posts such as how to ‘Claim back your weekend’ have made him exceptionally popular amongst teachers. Ross recently spoke with World Class Teachers, offering his advice on Supply Teaching
3. The Learning Spy: Always remember, you might be wrong.
Author of ‘What if everything you knew about education was wrong?’ David Didau’s no apology approach to teaching and learning challenges you to question your assumptions and in particular what you believe about your role as an educator; ‘As educated professionals, we ought to strive to assemble a more accurate, informed or at least considered understanding of the world around us’.
4. Resourceaholic: Ideas and resources for teaching secondary school mathematics
Resoueceaholic is a fantastic blog that offers maths tips from real-life classroom scenarios from all over the world. A must read for secondary maths teachers looking to add some variation into their lessons!
5. Love Learning: Debra Kidd
Challenging educational policy Debra is clear on what matters to her. Advocating that as teachers ‘We have to give children the impetus to want to know, to understand the imperative that drove the discovery – the story behind the glory’.
A great blog for secondary teachers Andrew Old recounts his personal experiences from the classroom. Comparing the classroom to the ‘battlefield’ Andrew acknowledges problems inherit in our educational system and offers his take on how they may be addressed.
A look into the world of a primary school teacher. With seven years classroom experience, this teacher delves into the day-to-day, the highs and the lows of what it is to be a teacher. Particularly relevant for those wanting suggestions on English and Maths subjects.
8. Learning for Life: The motto of my nursery class: “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin 1819- 1900
Kierna Corr’s hands on approach to teaching regularly features photographs of her latest endeavours. With a passion for outdoor learning and her positive mentality Kierna regularly updates her blogs with refreshing thoughts and tried and tested advice; come rain, hail or shine.
With over a decade of teaching experience and an extensive knowledge of technology integration, Matt Bergman’s blog is a brilliant source of inspiration for those looking to become more technologically efficient in the classroom.
Drawing on 2o year’s classroom experience this blogger combine’s experience with the latest up-to-date knowledge with aplomb. An English teacher who believes that “literature makes you grow up, realise and take action”.
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