Recommended Blogs: by Subject

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Essential

Ross McGill is an Assistant Headteacher, Author and Twitter/Blogging behemoth. Over 1,000,000 hits! Creator of the 5 Minute Lesson Plan: http://teachertoolkit.me/

Tom Sherrington is a Headteacher in London, he is a prolific blogger on a variety of topics: http://headguruteacher.com/

Joe Kirby’s Saturday blogs often focus on Teaching & Learning: well-researched and practical: http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/

David Didau’s blogs have made me question some long-held beliefs about Assessment for Learning in particular: http://www.learningspy.co.uk/

“Andrew Old” is an anonymous tweeter and blogger. He talks a lot of sense and people are starting to listen (Michael Gove is a known reader): teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/

…he is also one of the curators of the Echo Chamber, a regular digest of the best of the blogs: http://educationechochamber.wordpress.com/

Primary

A good place to start: The Primary Tweeters to follow in 2014 and a list of the best Primary Blogs –  http://primaryblogger1.wordpress.com/  via @michaelt1979

http://classroomtruths.wordpress.com/  Classroom truths

http://www.suecowley.co.uk/ Sue Cowley

http://heymisssmith.blogspot.co.uk/  Hey Miss Smith

http://videoformyclassroom.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1  Technology in the Primary Classroom

http://prawnseyeblog.wordpress.com/ A Weekly Compilation show-casing Primary Blogs

http://icingonthecakeblog.weebly.com/  Icing on the Cake!

http://misshorsfall.wordpress.com/  Year 3 Wrangler in Chief

http://www.imaginative-inquiry.co.uk/

By Subject…

Maths

As well as our very own http://theviewfromthemathsbunker.wordpress.com/

http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/  William Enemy

http://donsteward.blogspot.co.uk/  Don Steward

http://colleenyoung.wordpress.com/  Colleen Young

http://justmaths.co.uk/blog/  JustMaths

https://cavmaths.wordpress.com/blogs-and-pages-i-like/  CavMaths

Psychology

http://www.spring.org.uk/

http://www.oxfordschoolblogs.co.uk/psychcompanion/blog/

English

http://www.huntingenglish.com/ Alex Quigley (more than just an English blog)

http://reflectingenglish.wordpress.com/  Andy Tharby

http://literacydaydreams.wordpress.com/  Literacy Daydreams

http://learningfrommymistakesenglish.blogspot.co.uk/  @Xris32

http://blog.geoffbarton.co.uk/site/Blog/Blog.html  Geoff Barton

http://edutronic.net/ Edutronic – a huge back catalogue (mostly curriculum content)

Art

http://9picsaday.blogspot.co.uk/  A superb collaborative Art Blog

9pics

http://deeplearning.edublogs.org/

Geography

http://geogeverywhere.weebly.com/  James Smith

http://daviderogers.blogspot.co.uk/  David Rogers

http://geographyteacher2point0.blogspot.co.uk/  Geography Teacher 2.0

http://geogdebens.wordpress.com/ Ms Debens GCSE Blog

http://livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk/  Living Geography

http://sayersjohn.blogspot.co.uk/ John Sayers

History

http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2014/03/16/trying-and-perhaps-failing-to-design-a-great-history-curriculum/ Harry Fletcher-Wood – more than just a History Blog

https://whatslanguagedoinghere.wordpress.com/  Lee Donaghy

http://clioetcetera.wordpress.com/ & http://whatslanguagedoinghere.wordpress.com/

Science

http://specialsciteach.blogspot.co.uk/

http://pedagogicalpurposes.blogspot.co.uk/

PE

http://thepegeek.com/

http://reflectionsofmyteaching.blogspot.co.uk/

MFL

http://www.frenchteacher.net/links/blogs/  Recommended languages blogs via #mfltwitterati

RE

https://sites.google.com/site/mrlewistdre/  Mr Lewis

http://talkingdonkeyre.blogspot.co.uk/  Talking Donkey

ICT

http://ictevangelist.com/  The Daddy of IT Blogs

Philosophy

http://shomrs.blogspot.co.uk/  A student-led blog

Politics

http://www.omnipolitical.com/harry-goodwin.html A former student’s increasingly successful Politics blog

Economics

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/ 

SEN and Pastoral

http://notsoordinarydiary.wordpress.com/  The Diary of a Not-so-Ordinary Boy

http://cherrylkd.wordpress.com/  CherrylKD

http://www.inclusionmark.co.uk/ Chris Chivers – Inclusion

http://sentineluk.wordpress.com/ SENtinel

Leadership:

John Tomsett is a Headteacher in York  http://johntomsett.com/  “This much I know about…”

Stephen Tierney is an Executive Headteacher with some brilliant ideas:  http://leadinglearner.me/

Keven Bartle is an SLT blogger who is always worth a read http://dailygenius.wordpress.com/

Damian Benney is a Deputy Head in Swansea pioneering the research-based approach  http://mrbenney.wordpress.com/about/

Shaun Allison is a Senior Leader who runs an excellent collaborative T&L blog: http://classteaching.wordpress.com/

Kev Lister is a Head of Maths who blogs on leadership from the perspective of a Middle Leader http://kevs-variability-thoughts.blogspot.co.uk/

Education Policy and Research

http://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/ The Institute of Education

http://lauramcinerney.com/ Miss McInerney holding the Education system to account

http://www.cem.org/blog/414/  The CEM centre blog – practical research outcomes

and last but not least…Teaching Ideas & Pedagogy

The prolific Amjad Ali http://cheneyagilitytoolkit.blogspot.co.uk/

The incomparable  Pedagoo  http://www.pedagoo.org/

A teacher-led T&L blog, highly recommended: http://belmontteach.wordpress.com/

and…

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3 responses to “Recommended Blogs: by Subject

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