Education Blogs UK

Here are the 10 of the best Education blogs, most are from teachers but all of these are from the UK. Vote on your favourite and suggest others that should be added to the list.

Comment on your favourite blogs or suggest new blogs not on listed here at the bottom of the page, otherwise contact me here…

Top Ten Teacher list.

 

photo@TeacherToolkit

A huge site run by Ross Morrision McGill, when not occupied in his day job as a deputy head teacher of a school in a North London. You will find blog posts here every day or two, a selection of resources most aimed at school leaders but his 5 min lesson plan can be used by anyone wishing to reduce planning time. Buy one of his books or hire him for an event he must be the most promoted and popular teachers in the UK.

 

 

Create, innovate, explore –teacher geek.create innovate explore

Rachel Jones , teacher and e-learning coordinator blogs from the frontline of teaching, trying new classroom methods and sharing her experiences online. If you’re looking for inspiration to spice up your lessons, this is the place to start. And there’s a fun meme section…and a book. Well worth investigating more.

 

 

ICTEvangelist

ict evangelist

‘Most influencial blogger in the UK’, Mark Anderson has a host of other awards. With 20 years of ICT teaching experience he is now working as an independent speaker and education consultant. His book, ‘Perfect ICT Every Lesson’ topped the amazon education charts. Regular blogs will keep you up to date with the world of ICT and Ed Tech; everything from iPad apps to leadership.

The Learning Spy

learning spy

David Didau, began blogging in 2011, frustrated at the current state of UK education. He is now an author of three books and posts regularly on this popular and influential blog. His ideas hit hard and offer alternatives solutions so effective that they have changed Ofsted practice on lesson observations. This site is a must for anyone interested in cognitive phycology and educational research.

 

Learning with ‘e’slearing with es

An Associate of Professor of Learning and Technology at Plymouth University, Steve Wheeler has been nominated for a variety of edublog awards. He posts regularly on education but includes other topics of personal interest such as technology and also blogs about his meetings with various influential people. His book called ‘learning with ‘e’s’ about how technology will influence education has been well received.

Magical Maths magical maths

Not just a Maths blogging site, this is a Maths Hub! Get your pedagogy and resources here! Blogs offer suggestions on how to be OUTSTANDING in the world of Maths but there are more general education topics for readers from other subjects. The author keep himself/herself undercover but lots of guest bloggers have contributed to the site. Posts are shorter than other blogs but just as informative with a dose of humour thrown in for good measure.

 

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Run by Amjad Ali, the blogging page of a much more popular, ideas sharing site called Agility- Teaching Toolkit. This serves as an outlet for reflections from an assistant head teacher with responsibility for inclusion. Topics include pupil premium and special educational needs among others.

 

Scenes From The Battlegroundscenes from the battleground

One of the longest running blogs in the list, this one takes a serious look at the political and historical climate of education. There is no holding back in criticising the state of UK education with many blog posts devoted to OFSTED which, in turn provoke lots of comments from subscribers. This well-read blogger also provides summaries of education blogging week by week.

 

 

Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa

Not her name but  Latin meaning, ‘a blank slate’. Her real name is Katie Ashford, an English teacher with a mission! Director of inclusion in a north London school she discusses some of the problems with education and tries to find some solutions as part of her day job. Popular in the blogging world as well as the twittersphere.

 

TEACHING: LEADING LEARNING      teaching learning leading

Chris Hildrew is a senior leader working in south west England. He is committed to state education by teaching English and media studies and uses this blog to share ideas receive feedback from the educational community. Involved in an initiative called  the ‘growth mindset’ Blogs are a good mix of text, images and video for easy reading.

 

Further Reading:

The Whiteboard Blog

3D Eye

Geoff Barton’s Pick ‘n’ Mix

Love Learning

Laura McInerney

Calamity Teacher

PedagogInTheMachine

johntomsett

Pragmatic Education

The Quirky Teacher

The Traditional Teacher

Filling the Pail

 

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  • 30th September 2015 at 3:24 pm
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    My personal favourite is the Learning Spy as David’s views on lesson observations ring true to my experience. Every person that comes to observe lessons has their own agenda on what they are expecting and for the teacher it is better to know the observer than to be able to teach or have your own ideas. Feedback is not on how to improve learning but what they are expecting to see in their own personal check-list and improvement always seems to involve doing more work instead of making changes to current practice.

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