Blog Profiles: Teacher Blogs

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. For anyone planning ahead for back-to-school, these teacher blogs can be a great resource. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.

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Students may only be halfway through summer, but many teachers already are thinking about back-to-school.

My sister, a kindergarten teacher, starts writing her lesson plans and getting the classroom ready weeks before students begin their school year.

There are some amazing blogs out there written by and for teachers. We even highlighted a few additional favorites in a previous post.

This is in no way a comprehensive list, but these are a few blogs that stood out.

1. WeAreTeachers

The goal at WeAreTeachers is “to inspire teachers and help them succeed by sharing practical classroom ideas, the best freebies and giveaways, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor.”

This “virtual teachers lounge” has a large library of content for educators that’s updated regularly.

I especially appreciate the Humor section on the site. Teachers have incredibly difficult jobs, so it’s nice to see these posts that can bring a smile to their day.

Check out these great posts: Bringing Little Free Libraries to School; Tired Teacher Bingo, The Game You Didn’t Know You Needed; and Teachers Should Be Allowed to Wear Jeans Every Day & Here’s Why.

Follow @WeAreTeachers on Twitter.

Teacher Blogs We Love: @weareteachers on Instagram

Credit: @weareteachers on Instagram

2. TeachThought

TeachThought was founded in 2012 by Terry Heick, an author and former classroom teacher. The site is focused on innovating K-20 education by developing innovative teachers.

It does this through “thought leadership, professional development, resource curation, curriculum development, podcast publishing, and collaboration with organizations around the world.”

I enjoyed reading Why Your Students Aren’t Learning: 10 Silent Disruptors Of Academic Performance; Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier; and 4 Steps For Planning A STEAM Program In Your School.

Follow @TeachThought on Twitter.

Teacher Blogs We Love: @teachthought on Instagram

Credit: @teachthought on Instagram

3. TeacherToolkit

Ross Morrison McGill, a UK-based teacher with 20+ years of experience, founded TeacherToolkit in 2008. Since then, the blog has evolved into a team effort with a staff of writers and contributors posting numerous helpful resources for teachers.

Articles include estimated reading times, which I love, and cover topics like lesson plans, research, exam tips, and more.

4 Things Teachers Need To Do To Communicate Better; How Principles of Love Transformed My Classroom; and Teaching With The Classroom Next Door In Mind were great reads.

Follow @TeacherToolkit on Twitter.

Teacher Blogs We Love: @teachertoolkit on Instagram

Credit: @teachertoolkit on Instagram

4. Class Tech Tips

The Class Tech Tips blog was founded by Dr. Monica Burns, an experienced teacher from New York City. Her mission is to “help educators place the tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology.”

The posts are great for any teacher trying to navigate the best ways to use ever-changing technology with students. There are great posts covering podcasts, coding, and apps, among other topics.

These posts were interesting: 10 Tips to Make the Most of Teacher Webinars; Smart Similarity Detection Software for Students and Teachers; and Thinkrolls Space Puzzle App for Kids.

Follow @ClassTechTips on Twitter.

Teacher Blogs We Love: @classtechtips on Instagram

Credit: @classtechtips on Instagram

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for education news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines and connect on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.

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