50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You

This is part of a series of ‘Best of 2011‘ posts where we share some of the best education-related materials of the past year. Be sure to check back on a regular basis as we’ve got some pretty exciting stuff coming soon!

During a recent chat with fellow Edudemic writer Terry Heick, we discussed the purpose of blogs. In a world of social media and connectivity, what role does a blog play for teachers? Is it worth having one?

Then I started surfing my usual haunts on the web. I quickly realized that the blog is actually the home base of basically all of the biggest users of social media. It’s a place for authors to craft their thoughts in long-form statements that wouldn’t be possible or appropriate for social networks. It’s also become quite apparent that some of the best articles I’ve read all year were on teacher blogs. I try to feature them as often as I can on the @Edudemic Twitter account so many of these names shouldn’t be new to you. Every blog below is a fantastic resource that you should add to your chosen RSS reader.

Each of these blogs was nominated for an Edublogs award (Edudemic was nominated in the ‘group’ category) for being the best individual teacher blog of the year. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite. In the meantime, start working your way through this epic list of content creators!

  1. 100 Scope Notes – Travis Jonker
  2. A Fuse #8 Production – Elizabeth Bird
  3. A Journée in Language – Brad Patterson
  4. A Principal’s Reflections – Eric Sheninger
  5. Action-Reaction – Frank Noschese
  6. An A-Z of ELT – Scott Thornbury
  7. Angela Maiers – Angela Maiers
  8. Authentic Teaching – Willy Cardoso
  9. Blogging through the 4th Dimension – Mrs. Ripp
  10. Blogush – Paul Bogush
  11. Child Central Station - Amy Ahola
  12. Close Up – Ceri Jones
  13. Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Vicki Davis
  14. Dangerously! Irrelevant – Scott McLeod
  15. Delightful Daily 5 Cafe – Laura Komos
  16. Design for Learning – Dean Groom
  17. English Raven – Jason Renshaw
  18. Film English – Kieran Donaghy
  19. Free Tech For Teachers – Richard Byrne
  20. for the love of learning – Joe Bower
  21. Hack Education – Audrey Watters
  22. Happy Hooligans – Jackie Currie
  23. iLearn Technology – Kelly Tenkely
  24. Integrating Technology – Kathleen Morris
  25. Ladybug’s Teacher Files – Kristen
  26. Languagemoments – Dale Coulter
  27. Langwitches Blog – Silvia Tolisano
  28. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day – Larry Ferlazzo
  29. Learning Technology Leadership – Darcy Moore
  30. Learning with e’s – Steve Wheeler
  31. Let the Children Play – Jenny Kable
  32. Librarian by Day – Bobbi Newman
  33. Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Wes Fryer
  34. My Island View – Tom Whitby
  35. Neverending Searchh/ – Joyce Valenza
  36. Read. Write. Connect. Learn – Will Richardson
  37. Squigglemum – Catherine Oehlman
  38. Stump The Teacher – Josh Stumpenhorst
  39. Teach Preschool – Deborah Stewart
  40. Teacher Reboot Camp – Shelly Terrell
  41. Teacher Tom – Thomas Hobson
  42. Teaching Literacy in the Early Years – Kelly Jordan
  43. The Art of Presentation – Jeremy Harmer
  44. The Blue Skunk Blog – Doug Johnson
  45. The Clever Sheep – Rodd Lucier
  46. The Scholastic Scribe – Mrs. Scribe
  47. The Shanker Blog – Matthew Di Carlo
  48. The Tempered Radical - Bill Ferriter
  49. The Unquiet Librarian – Buffy Hamilton
  50. What Ed Said – Edna Sackson
  51. wwwatanabe – Tracy Watanabe

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  3. johncroftnorton

    December 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing the list, but you’ve omitted a couple of the finalists in the EduBlog Awards Best Teacher Blog category – perhaps so you’ve have a nice, round number like 50. But in doing so, you’ve overlooked one of the most excellent teacher practice blogs I’ve seen — Wright’s Room: http://shelleywright.wordpress.com/

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  7. PJ_Vermont

    December 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

    These are all great. I suggest checking out Ozge Karaoglu Ergen’s blog as well.http://www.ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org

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  10. Mark

    June 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I follow many of these authors on twitter. The ones I know are incredible resources. I am looking forward to spending some time this summer expanding my PLN, this will be a great starting point!

    THANKS!

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  12. Brian Crosby

    August 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Maybe a bit picky, but – Perhaps calling these “Educator” blogs would be more descriptive of reality. Very few of those listed are actually teachers right now. Some have never been classroom teachers. All great resources though BTW.

  13. Cathy Henry

    September 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Another new blog that offers FREE resources to teachers….www.thecurriculumcorner.com

  14. modernteacher27

    October 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for publishing a list. If you have a chance, I would be honored if you have a chance to check out my blog that I just created- It’s got a different twist on education from the perspective a teacher, principal and director. It’s great for the new teacher on the block or for the teacher who is looking for a job.

    keepitschool.wordpress.com

  15. ESL JOBS

    October 10, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Maybe a bit picky, but – Perhaps calling these “Educator” blogs would be more descriptive of reality. Very few of those listed are actually teachers right now. Some have never been classroom teachers. All great resources though BTW.

  16. Anne

    October 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    A great list for all people that WorkinSchools

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  18. Josh

    December 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Excellent list of teacher blogs! I had a lot of fun clicking through them.

    I recently started a blog that I’m trying to get out there. I see a real need to help teachers be happy. Let’s face it: We’re not in a profession that is especially conducive to happiness. So, I created this blog to help give teachers strategies to be happy!

    teacherscansmiletoo.com

    Enjoy! :)
    Josh

  19. Cat Flippen

    December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I think you mean “Best Individual Blog” and NOT best teacher blog for this particular list. There is a big difference, especially as several people on this list are not in-the-classroom teachers at all.