Roundup: Teacher Blogs

I have been participating in WP’s Blogging 101. One of our assignments was to publish a roundup of some of our favorite blogs. I’ve decided I liked the idea of a roundup better than a blogroll. Roundups will give me more opportunities to share all the blogs I enjoy. Plus, I know I would never, ever update a blogroll.

By the way, if you are new or newish to blogging, the WordPress blogging classes are a great way learn about the basics of blogging, branding, how to grow a following, how to interact with the community, and get inspired to write. If you choose to participate, remember that you do everything at your own pace. You can do as much or as little as you want. Have it your way!


Roundup

Nonlinear Compilations

Jenn writes about everything including being a parent and teacher. She shares her journey as a writer and discusses her experiences with helping her students grow as writers too. I really enjoy her posts on teaching, but I also really enjoy her personal writing.

One Fifty

150 writes whatever she chooses, but whatever she writes will include no more than one hundred fifty words. This blog is funny, thoughtful, and inspiring.

 Pretend to Be Nice

Andrea and Michelle write about being teachers, moms, and everything else. They have some great ideas for the classroom. But… Do not expect wooden jewelry and  applique vests; you won’t get that with these two. These ladies have great a sense of humor!

Becoming Cliche

Heather D. is an informal educator at a zoo. She writes about a variety of things as well. Her posts often are funny and informative. One of her posts inspired my post, The Oblivion of Amphibians.

Greatsnaps, Goodreads and Me

This Army wife, mom, and teacher writes about her life and observations. She posts great, beautiful pictures, and writes fun posts. She even reviews books. This blog has a little bit of everything!

Teaching Wonderlust

Amanda is an international teacher. She talks about her travels, gives advice to other teachers who are interested in international teaching, and even shares travel tips like how to look sexy while traveling.


There you have it Dear Reader! These are some of my favorite teacher blogs. I’ll share some more of my favorites in another roundup, and I have more I like! I can’t share everybody in my first roundup ya’ll.

What are your favorite blogs about teaching? Do you have a teacher blog, that’s about teaching & stuff not selling educational products,  that you want to share? If so, let’s talk about it in the comments.

26 thoughts on “Roundup: Teacher Blogs

  1. Great Roundup! I am always hoping to find new people to connect with, whether book bloggers or otherwise. Needless to say I am definitely going to check out your fives! 🙂

  2. Thank you for listing me!!! I’m so honored!! (and a little embarrassed that my latest post had cursing for all these other teachers, but… meh. Cursing can be so cathartic. But I just wrote a “prettier” post in case any of your readers are more like my high school Latin teacher: “There are so many words in the English language — why would I use those vile ones?”) 😀

    I’m excited about reading all these other blogs, too! Thanks for rounding everyone up! I’ve found some great ideas for my classroom through blogs and I can always use more 🙂

    • Ha! Sometimes the vile words work best. And no worries, you aren’t the only one on the roundup who uses all kinds of language. I like blogs with lots of personality.

      And you are welcome. Thanks for reading.

  3. I’m so excited to be included in your roundup! Thanks for helping me connect with other teachers. I am always on the lookout for high quality teacher blogs! As always, I look forward to reading your posts.

    • You are welcome and thanks. I don’t like the teacher blogs that are lousy with buzzwords and unrealistic techniques. I’m hoping to find even more great teachers writing honestly about life and the profession and whatever else they want.

  4. Yes this post and the idea of round up seems better than blog roll. Many times people won’t visit your blogroll, but this post does tell that what your interests are and how you get inspired. Good post and great recommendations.

    Regards,

    EAT ALL FRESH 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I like the idea that I’m more sharing other bloggers more directly with my readers. I know I’d be more likely to click the link in post rather than the blogroll.

      I’m so glad you commented! I thought I was following you but apparently I wasn’t. I found that has been the case with a few blogs. Anyway, thanks again.

    • Thanks Meredith.

      I was struggling with who to put on and leave off of my blogroll. I like so many kinds of blogs: education, fashion, humor, food, technology, travel, gardening (even though I don’t garden), and more. This way, I can share them all without leaving anybody out.

      Plus, I have another option for a type of post to publish.

  5. Hi!
    Thanks for posting these blogs up! I’ve had a really interesting time reading them and your blogs!

    My blog is a teacher one but in the very early stages! I need to find my feet and think about what to write about. I’m sure you’ll all give me inspiration 🙂

    Sare x

  6. Hi! Thanks so much for listing me in your round up; I feel so honored!! I really enjoy your blog too and will definitely be checking out the others listed on your round up. For the end of the year I plan on polling my students about what teaching strategies are most effective in helping them learn, what are their pet peeves about teachers, and what would help motivate them to want to learn more…or something along those lines. My newspaper students will then write up the results for an article to be published in our newspaper. Perhaps I will write a blog post using the results too! Thanks again. 🙂

    • Awww, honored. Yay! And I would love to read that post. That would be a great summer post.

      At the beginning of the year I always share my expectations then have the students write what they expect me to do (and what not to do). 4th graders have HIGH expectations of their teachers, let me tell ya.

      I’m working on that now post now.

      And you are very welcome.

  7. Hey K.. Thanks for listing my blog http://teachingwanderlust.com/. I will be sure to check out your blog and the others you have listed here. If you come across other international teaching blogs I hope you list them in the future so I can find them too! Sometimes I think teachers can be too shy and want to hide their blogs (sometimes for good reason), but when I find other teacher blogs I always like to check them out. Thanks again!

    • No problem. I do have a few more I like and I’m going to share them. I found a new one this morning; she is a pretty new blogger. I do not know much about international teaching or teaching English as a foreign language, but I’m interested. I like “not your typical teaching assignment” like international teaching and informal education.

      Keep posting great stuff! 🙂

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