These are some of the top teacher blogs that I have found over the years that have great inspiration and ideas for the classroom. Hopefully you can find a few you resonate with and that speak to you as a teacher! So, here we go…simply click on the title to visit their site to check them out.
13. Simply Skilled in Second
Anna is one of my new favorite bloggers I discovered recently! She not only has lots of great ideas, but she also has helpful videos on how to teach guided reading and math for 1st – 3rd grade. And the way she writes about teaching, I can sooo relate!
As a BONUS, she has a monthly membership fee for some of the additional resources she provides (i.e. monthly lesson plans). But, if you find her information helpful and are feeling the STRESS…ANXIETY…EXHAUSTION… LACK OF TIME WITH FAMILY….then this may be for you.
12. Education to the Core
Resources for teachers focused primarily on 1st and 2nd grade, Emily has literacy centers for the entire year and monthly fluency passages. She also write lots of must-have posts for teachers like 100th Day of School t-shirts. Because we could all use more of those! 😉
11. A Teachable Teacher
Focused on reading and writing, Lauren has lots of ideas for building fluency, and practicing phonics, rhyming, and writing skills. Many of her resources are editable to use with any word list!
10. Elementary Nest
Jessica writes about math and ELA activities on her teacher blog. What I love is that she puts a little personal touch into it as well. She wrote about her must read books from 2018 and books to read in 2019. I have to say, as a teacher that spends a lot of time in my classroom and with my own small children, I don’t take enough time to pick up a good book and just read. So, that’s my goal for this year, to read MORE!
9. The Owl Teacher
Tammy aims to save you time and support you by incorporating science into other areas of the curriculum. Even though her blog focuses more on the upper elementary grades, her blog is great for ideas and inspiration on how you can do the same in your early childhood classroom. Often, I find activities from other teachers and adapt it to a higher or lower grade. She also writes about lots of strategies you can use in your classroom at any grade level, like games, questioning, and exit tickets.
8. The Brown Bag Teacher
Catherine says about herself that she is a bookworm, a chocolate lover, and a pro napper. That just speaks to my soul, haha! I would define myself as more of a wanna-be napper though. She’s a 1st grade teacher that blogs about ELA, science, and art activities. And I just LOVE her classroom environment. It’s simple, organized, and free from distractions.
7. The Applicious Teacher
Leigh is currently a kindergarten teacher who writes about EVERYTHING 2nd and 3rd grade (reading, writing, math, and science) on her teacher blog. She has spent most of her teaching career there, and 2nd grade is where her heart is! She believe in hands-on fun with her students and calls it “sneak-attack learning.” I love it! <3
6. Teaching with a Mountain View
Mary loves task cards, everything anchor charts, and math projects. I am all about students having easy access to look at what they’ve been learning and having reminders all over the place. Task cards they can use independently during centers and anchor charts they can use throughout the day are perfect for this!
5. Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits
A blog about reading, math and science, Reagan has a passion for creating engaging and exciting education materials, and it shows! I have saved sooo many of her resources saved for my own classroom on Pinterest. This blog just speaks for itself. And her resources all have blackline masters so you can copy them on colored paper so save on ink and money.
4. Fabulous in First
Michelle is a 1st grade teacher turned reading specialist. She has lots of great resources for teaching reading, of course. Sh also shares classroom hacks, classroom management strategies, and her favorite things.
And now, for my all-time TOP 3 TEACHER BLOGS!
Two of these are blogs that I have been following for just about my whole teaching career, and one of these I have recently discovered this year. They have been absolutely invaluable in my teaching, and the number of resources they provide is amazing!
3. Erica’s Ed-Ventures
I am so in love with Erica’s farmhouse inspired classroom and plan to use it to inspire my theme for next year! She also has a Teacher Style section with adorable teacher friendly fashion ideas. I follow all of her boards on Pinterest, but love her classroom decor and fashion pins the most!
Okay, now that I’ve said all that, back to the teaching ideas. She teaches first grade, so many of them are geared toward that grade level. However, she shares anchor charts, seasonal banners, directed drawing activities, and the best materials for teachers and students to use in the classroom. And she gives so many freebies! It’s hard NOT to love her!
2. Clutter Free Classroom
I’ve practically got Jodi’s blog set as my homepage on my computer! She has helped me to get so organized in my classroom. With so many classroom tips and ideas throughout the years, whenever I am trying something new and the stack of papers gets out of hand, I can usually find a solution here.
She does have math, literacy, and science ideas on her blog, but I originally found her through needing some help to control the clutter. And with everyone trying the Marie Kondo method right now, this is a great resource to help everything in your classroom find a home!
1. Not So Wimpy Teacher
I don’t know where she has been all my life, but finding Jamie’s blog this year has been a game changer for my teaching! I am on her email list, follow her on Pinterest, and joined her Facebook group. I’m basically stalking her now. Just kidding…sort of!
She frequently does Live videos on her FB page where you can ask and she’ll answer questions about how she does things in her own classroom. If you can’t catch them Live, you can go back later and watch them. She breaks down what she does for her literacy block and why she does it, and it makes sooo much sense! Like I said, a total game changer.
She also has individual groups for 2nd – 5th grades. If you search Not So Wimpy Teacher on FB they all pop up so you can join the ones you like. It’s exciting to see so many teachers at each grade level come together in a positive space and share ideas of what they’re doing in their classroom. I shared this with other teachers at my school and they talk about her groups all of the time (and how they wish she had one for kindergarten and 1st grades too!).
So that’s it! 13 top teacher blogs to help you find inspiration and amazing resources and activities for your own classroom. If you found this helpful, or if you already follow any of these blogs and highly recommend them, please feel free to drop a comment below!
For additional inspiration for classroom decor, check out this colorful Eric Carle inspired classroom theme.