Last Updated 09/08/2017
What began as a simple Twitter account in 2010 fast became the ‘most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK’, and now Teacher Toolkit by Ross Morrison McGill is one of the most popular education blogs. Teacher Toolkit has evolved into a collective, providing teachers a platform to share their opinions and discuss important issues and changes in the industry. The blog is filled with a wealth of resources including classroom and outside-the-classroom ideas, advice on what to do with kids during the holidays, the use of technology and social media for teaching, and much more.
After feeling frustration over the state of the education system, David Didau took to blogging in 2011 to discuss the constraints and irritations felt by teachers, detailing his experiences in the classroom. Using a combination of academic research, psychology and personal experience, The Learning Spy poses interesting debates about education and how teachers can improve their overall approach.
Former headteacher and teacher Tom Sherrington has worked in schools for over 29 years and now uses his experience as an education consultant and speaker. Tom uses his blog, teacherhead, to study different ideas that arise in the education field, approaches to teaching and learning and theories which impact the thinking around planning, assessments, teaching and learning. These tools are available to help teachers develop and improve new and old techniques.
Joanne Morgan spent seven years working in city banking before becoming a teacher in 2009, in search for a more worthwhile and challenging career. Her blog, Resourceaholic was created in 2014 as a platform for Jo to share teaching ideas, games and useful resources with mathematics teachers, to make their lessons more enjoyable and fulfilling.
Andrew Old is the author behind Scenes From The Battleground, an education blog which was created to discuss the state of British secondary school education. With experience working in schools in deprived areas, Andrew is dismayed with the education system in Britain, and makes this clear through his posts by keeping a record of his experience with the school curriculum, behaviour of students and teachers, management, special needs, political issues, and more.
@LeadingLearner is a blog authored by Stephen Tierney, the current CEO of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust. He is also the author of Liminal Leadership, a book based on his reflections of thirty years in education. @LeadingLearner discusses anything from education to leading and teaching and its archive dates back to March 2013.
Run by Shaun Allison, Chris Runeckles and Martyn Simmonds from Durrington High School in West Sussex, Class Teaching has over 100,000 subscribers and shares updates from the team at the school. With content which focuses on how to improve CPD (continuing professional development), ideas on how to improve the teaching and learning experience, and information on speaking sessions held at the school, the blog attracts a network of teachers who are on the search for resources to help them in their careers.
Created by Lee Parkinson, Mr P’s ICT blog ‘- iPads in the Classroom, which as the name suggests, promotes and teaches ideas for how technology and web based tools can be used across the curriculum to motivate children to learn. Offering innovative and creative ways to improve the learning process and leave a lasting impression, Lee shares personal anecdotes on what it’s like to be a teacher, and discusses the continuous development that goes into the profession.
Authored by Steve Wheeler, learning innovations consultant and former associate professor of learning technologies at Plymouth Institute of Education, Learning with ‘e’s advises how to use digital technology and innovative ideas to influence teaching and learning. His love of teaching and discovery drives him to share tips, opinion pieces and research, which guide readers through his journey and provide practical and motivational advice. The blog presents digital media practice for teachers, the use of social media and mobile learning, and highlights from educational conferences.
Head of English, Jonathan Peel created English teaching resources to share his views and experience of teaching. Filled with a wealth of useful resources, Jonathan uses the blog to share subject resources with his students outside of the classroom, as well as interested readers, teachers, or students who are studying for their A Level exams.
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The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these education blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.