Whether you’ve already had your first day of school or you’re enjoying your last bit of summer break, your mind is probably churning with ways to kick-up your lessons in the new school year. We know you’re a blog lover (because here you are!) and you’re always looking for inspiration and ideas. We are happy to share with you 15 of the top teacher blogs that you should follow in the coming months to supercharge your lessons and classroom.
Run by Tony Vincent, a former fifth-grade teacher and technology coach, Learning In Hand is a great resource for teachers who want to introduce mobile and digital learning into their classroom. Recent posts include information on Instagram for teachers, creating custom sticky notes, and advice for using Google Classroom.
Middle Web is the perfect resource for middle grade teachers! Blog posts include teacher resources, book reviews, and guest posts by educators who are focused on grades 4–8 and support the success of young adolescents. Blog categories touch on Meaningful Math, Social-Emotional Learning, and New Teacher Advice, to name a few.
Cult of Pedagogy wants to unite teacher nerds! Their blog, videos, and podcast are all aimed at making you more awesome in the classroom. Recent topics included a Classroom Eye Candy series, Why It’s So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves, and their Summer 2017 YA Book Club.
Top Teacher Blogs: Math
Math With Bad Drawings is illustrated by math teacher Ben Orlin, who freely admits his work is not “refrigerator door” worthy. However, for math lovers, his bad drawings can inject a bit of humor into your day.
Written by a K–5 Math Coordinator, the Math Coach’s Corner blog hopes to ease the stress that some teachers associate with teaching math by providing them with guidance and instructional support.
Follow along with the Math Activity THursday, a video series for hands-on math activities that you can do with common household/classroom objects, including doilies, toy cars, or popcorn!
Rob and Jeremy want to make learning math a little easier for everyone. Their YouTube channel provides simple and engaging math resources that make learning math more fun for students of all ages. Videos range from arithmetic to algebra, geometry and beyond.
Top Teacher Blogs: Reading Language Arts and ELL
Nerdy Book Club features posts penned by book lovers, especially books written for children and young adults. Join in their love of reading and find reviews on children’s books and YA books that you can add to your classroom library.
Written by an ESOL coach (English for Speakers of Other Languages), the ESOL Odyssey provides information for ESOL and mainstream teachers that they can use to improve their quality of instruction for English language learners. Her recent series on Modifying Instruction for Newcomer ELLs is helpful for any teacher who will be supporting an English learner in the new school year.
ELA in the Middle provides resources for creating lessons to engage middle school students in English language arts. Created by a librarian, it also includes information on the latest releases in young adult fiction, summer reading, and graphic novels.
This blog aims to move English language learners from the classroom to the real world. Although her blog is written for older ELLs, teachers at all grade levels can incorporate many of her tips and techniques into their own classrooms.
Top Teacher Blogs: Science
The NSTA blog talks all about science and science teaching. Blog categories of interest include Early Years, Ms. Mentor (like Ann Landers for science teachers!), Next Generation Science Standards, Science 2.0, and STEM Classrooms.
With over 30 years of teaching experience, Amy Brown created her blog with an abundance of teaching resources for your high school science class, as well as helpful tips for making your science class and labs a huge success.
The Tech Savvy Science Teacher is sharing her journey using education technology in the classroom. Although she teaches middle school and high school science, she focuses on general resources that can benefit all teachers.
Science of Learning is all about teaching science passionately, sharing great ideas that work, exploring different perspectives, and learning new techniques in STEM education.