During college, I had an awesome professor who always reminded us that we didn’t need to reinvent the wheel to be successful teachers. Thankfully, the Internet provides a wealth of great advice for solving behavioral issues, getting students involved with a particular subject, or anything else that might be causing you unnecessary stress and headaches. One of the greatest resources for information is through blogs written by teachers for teachers. Here are some teaching blogs that you should check out during your time as a student teacher.
Love, Teach is written by an English teacher at a Title 1 school. This provides a fascinating take on various teaching-related subjects. She covers a number of interesting topics, including ways to spice up your teaching. Also, if you have any questions about teaching that you would like to ask her, you can email her. Then, she will answer your questions on her blog.
Cool Cat Teacher
Vicki Davis is the Cool Cat Teacher. She teaches full time in the great state of Georgia. The blog has a list of recommended books, podcasts, products, and more for teachers to check out. Some of the top blog posts include 10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers and 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education.
Ms. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog
Ms. Cassidy teaches a class of 6-year-olds in Saskatchewan, Canada. She lets teachers take an inside look at her classroom for inspiration and lesson ideas. She also shares some fun stories from her students. She includes information about the lessons that she used with her students and how her students did with the activity. The teaching blog has lots of pictures of her students in action to give you a better idea of the activities that they do.
The Scholastic website blog is written by several teaching professionals. The teachers write about lesson ideas, teaching strategies to try, book reviews, videos to use in the classroom, and more. Student teachers can search the blog for answers, advice, and ideas for whatever subject or issues that they might be struggling with at the time.
Learning is Messy
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Brian Crosby, author of Learning is Messy, has been teaching in elementary schools for over 30 years. He specializes in STEM activities for elementary school-aged students. Student teachers can use the blog for ideas on how to bring technology into the classroom. He also includes STEM activities and lesson plans that can be used with a wide range of students.
These teaching blogs are written by experienced teachers who’ve been through student teaching and struggled through the first few years as a teacher. They write these blogs as a way to share their ideas and what they’ve learned with other teachers. As such, the blogs can be a great tool for student teachers, so they can gather ideas and learn from the pros.