10 Top Blogs To Inspire Your Teaching

Tal, Teacher

Where do you find inspiration? 

No one knows how teachers should be supported better than other teachers.

That's why we’ve put together some of the best teaching blogs, covering different grade levels and subjects. If you looking for a bit of extra teaching motivation and inspiration, there’s a blog here for you.

1. The Teacher Next Door

Jenn Larson comes from a family of teachers.  Her articles include both great advice and a healthy dose of humor that will keep you coming back.  Her blog is a must-visit for Middle and Upper Elementary educators, full of creative tips and insights, with a great emphasis on mentor texts.  

What you should read:  My Secrets to a Peaceful Morning in the Classroom, where she offers great tips for getting everything done and making a plan, with some bonus tips to boot. 

2. The Daring Librarian

We often forget librarians when thinking about education as a whole, but we know how vital they are for school success.

Gwyneth A. Jones is the Future Ready Teacher Librarian and Ed Tech Leader in Maryland.

She blogs about Ed Tech, book reviews and recommendations, in a fun and easy to grasp manner.

What you should read: Fun with Jigsaw Explorer, for an free online puzzle service without sign ups or the collecting of other personal information.  

3. The Happy Teacher

If you’re after inspiring, creative, fun and practical ideas for the K-2 classroom, this is the place for you.

Liz, a former elementary school teacher turned mom and teacher blogger, has a wealth of teaching resources, activities, games, classroom management, organization tools and worksheets.

What you should read:  Be Kind: Promoting Kindness in the Classroom, for relevant picture books and custom made resources and suggestions for teaching kindness.

4. The Hungry Teacher

Martina Cahill is a Middle School ELA teacher committed to supporting you with writing, reading, grammar, planning and organization tips and tricks.  Her writing is honest and reflective.  Martina’s practical suggestions and ideas for finishing your planning, prep and grading without eating into your evenings and weekends are a life saver. 

What you should read: Literature Question Stems In Middle School ELA, for tips and tricks on how to pose meaningful questions to students that can’t be googled!

5. Math Equals Love

Math truly does equal love for teacher Sarah Carter, who met her Math teaching husband via her blog.

Sarah’s a high school Math teacher, and was named one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers.

‘Math Equals Love’ features practical and engaging lessons and resources, focusing on basic Math, algebra, pre-calculus, statistics, and even throwing in some science too.

What you should read: Each week, Sarah gathers the best Math ideas shared by teachers via Twitter, summarizing them in a digestible and engaging manner.

6. Amy Brown Science

Amy Brown has been teaching Science for 31 years, and it sure shows.  

With an emphasis on Chemistry and Biology, while catering across grade levels,  she provides a wealth of freebie resources, including an engaging ‘Biology Hunt’.

She’s been the recipient of many awards, but according to her ‘the best award comes when graduated students return for a visit and tell me how much my class has helped them’.

What you should read: 

For a fun and engaging lab based experiment that students will be sure to love, check out Biochemistry Lab: Testing Foods for Organic Compounds.

7. Art Ed Guru

If you’re looking for an Art Education expert, you’ve come to the right place.

Eric Gibbons has three decades of experience in the field, including teaching stints in Japan and Egypt.

He’s the author of countless books, including If Picasso Went To The Zoo and Elementary Art Workbook.

 15,000 Art educators visit his blog weekly - and for great reasons.  It includes: suggestions for remote teaching, assessment ideas, tips and tricks and much more.

What you should read: It can be hard to grade artistic assessments, so be sure to check out Grading Artwork, which includes a Universal Art Project Rubric to support your own grading.

8. The P.E Specialist

I wish Ben Landers had been around to teach me Physical Education when I was in school. 

His passion and excitement for K-12 P.E. are electrifying.  

According to Ben’s own words,  it makes him smile to think that he might be a small part of kids all over the world falling in love with sports, exercise, and fitness.

Ben’s blog is full to the brim with practical suggestions covering all aspects of P.E., including awesome technology integration tips.  

What you should read: Check out Awesome Warmups And Instant Activities, for engaging and easy suggestions of how to start your P.E lessons, including games and activities, plug and play activities and more.

9. Breezy Special Ed

Do you happen to be a Special Education teacher?  Or do you have some special education needs students in your grade?

Here you’ll find excellent resources, particularly for teaching life skills such as cooking and laundry, and supporting students with career possibilities.  She also provides lots of helpful organizational ideas. 

What you should read: Time Saving Tips And Resources For Digital Special Education Classrooms, for access to a wealth of resources, including homework choice boards, and activities for those students without internet access.

10. Fun To Teach ESL

Teaching students brand new to English can be challenging and even daunting.

This blog, written by Lori Wolfe, offers tons of free resources for ESL teachers, including tips and resources for co-teaching these cohorts. 

The website is full of practical suggestions for teaching grammar, punctuation, and even how to utilize English when teaching Math to ESL students.

What you should read:  Ever wondered about the difference between when to use a, an and the? Lori makes it easy by distinguishing between different types of articles. 

We hope these blog suggestions help to support your teaching, whatever subject and grade level you happen to teach.

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