9 essential Australian teaching blogs to follow

Tal, Teacher


As teachers, we’re always looking for inspiration, thought-provoking content and ways to extend our own learning.

We've picked 9 of our favourite Australian teacher to turn to for new ideas and advice for the classroom.

Top notch teaching

https://topnotchteaching.com/blog/

Melinda is a primary and dyslexia specialist teacher.  She blogs about classroom management, lesson ideas, learning disabilities and time saving tips.  Her pieces are helpful, practical and easy to digest.  

What you should read: 3 Benefits Of Mixing And Matching Digital Activities & Printables, for useful suggestions on how to incorporate a mix of digital and printable activities into your teaching.

 


Teaching in the primary years

https://elenikyritsis.com/

Eleni Kyritsis is an award winning Australian teacher.  Her blog pieces are practical, varied and engaging.  Topics include technology integration, subject specific content and skill development such as creativity. 

What you should read: Researching in the Primary Classroom, for suggestions on child friendly search engines and image searches.


Gavin McCormack

https://gavinmccormack.com.au/blog/

Gavin McCormack is a school principal of the year finalist, TedX speaker and Montessori teacher.  His blog is a useful mix of practical tips and educational philosophies, with an emphasis on Montessori.  

What you should read: My dream for education, for his inspiring take on meaningful education systems. 

 


Two teachers, one blog

https://twoteachersoneblog.weebly.com/

Sarah and Ashleigh have more than fifteen years of teaching experience between them, and it sure shows. 

Their blog includes free teaching resources, student work samples, lesson plans and technology integration. 

What you should read: Teacher truths: what you need to remember, for an honest and uplifting reflection on the trials and tribulations of teaching. 


The thesis whisperer

https://thesiswhisperer.com/

Professor Inger Mewburn’s blog is a homage to all things academia.  The blog offers practical tips about research for college students, including academic writing, research suggestions and downloadable sheets for writing purposes.  

What you should read: How to finish that big writing project (and get on with your life), for supportive tips such as the importance of prioritizing and setting achievable goals.


Cue Learning

https://cuelearning.com.au/blog/

The team at Cue Learning are literacy specialists drawing on over 30 years of teaching.  They regularly write about and offer practical tips on different linguistic elements, including strategies for teaching vocabulary, writing techniques, and the overall importance of literature in the classroom. 

What you should read: How to teach through inferring at different year levels, for an overview of how to approach inferring throughout all year levels.


The P.E geek

https://thepegeek.com/blog/

Jarrod is a physical education expert.  He is passionate and enthusiastic about the role emerging technologies play within teaching and learning within physical education.  He includes helpful coaching activities, and ways to integrate technology with physical education in a useful and engaging manner.

What you should read: Practical coaching activity, which includes a lesson planning template and coaching tips. 



Childhood 101

https://childhood101.com/

Christie is an award winning teacher and author.  She blogs about playful learning through a wide range of topics, from SEL to coding and more for primary students.  She also hosts a series of guest bloggers with a wealth of experience in education.    

What you should read: 40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments for practical and easy experiments to whip up with your students in no time. 



Miss Jacobs little learners

https://missjacobslittlelearners.com/about/

While Chantelle is a primary school teacher, her blog is filled with useful tips for all grades.  Topics include classroom setup, classroom management and teacher self-care.  

What you should read: Assessment and Report Writing: 6 tips to help teachers prepare, for useful strategies on how to master report writing.

What are your favorite blogs?  How do they support your teaching?


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